Ħamrun Spartans suffered another injury blow as Spanish goalkeeper Pablo Sanchez has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The young goalkeeper had just made his competitive debut for the Malta champions late last month when he came in for the injured Henry Bonello and produced a very impressive display in a 3-1 win over Gudja United.
However, Sanchez’s hopes of retaining his no.1 jersey with the Spartans were all but ended when he picked up a serious knee injury which is set to rule him out for the rest of the season.
Sanchez’s injury leaves the Spartans with only two goalkeepers in their senior squad, namely Bonello and young Matthias Debono, ahead of their crucial Premier League clash against Hibernians next week.
Debono was promoted to the senior squad this season and was given his league debut when he came on as a late substitute against Gudja United last month.
With Sanchez out of the equation for the rest of the season, it is understood that the Spartans top hierarchy are mulling whether to bring in another goalkeeper as cover during the January transfer window.