Manchester United loanee Matej Kovar named in team of the week after perfect start

Manchester United loanee Matej Kovar signed for Burton Albion on loan in January as a back-up, hoping to gain experience.

After waiting until April to make his debut for the club, Kovar has now made the perfect start through three consecutive appearances.

Kovar has now kept three clean sheets in a row to help Burton to three consecutive 0-0 draws.

The goalkeeper’s performances have received some attention too, after he was named in the EFL League One Team of the Week.

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Kovar was selected into the EFL Team of the Week, further validating his strong performances through his opening three games for Burton.

Since being called into the side, Kovar could not have done any more, and only his teammates’ inabiliity to find the net themselves has prevented him being on the winning team.

At the weekend he kept a clean sheet against Accrington Stanley, saving five shots, with his side under pressure, only managing 40 per cent possession.

Kovar will be looking to make it four clean sheets in a row tonight (19/4) when Burton Albion host Rotherham in League One.

Facing the side in second in the league will be a daunting test – but one of Kovar’s clean sheets came against Wigan, who are top of the division.

The Czech Republic under-21 international is belatedly making the most of his loan spell. It’s always difficult for goalkeepers to get into the team when signed as an understudy, and having been given a chance, the Manchester United loanee is showing he deserves to keep his place.

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