Championship side Bristol City have confirmed that they have completed a deal for New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on a short-term deal, running through until the end of the season.

Bristol City have confirmed on their club website that they have signed New Zealand international goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who has been a free agent since departing Vancouver Whitecaps.

Bristol City goalkeepers Niki Maenpaa and Frank Fielding are both on the sidelines through injury, meaning that they had no senior ‘keepers available for selection. They brought back 22-year-old Jojo Wollacott from his loan spell with Gloucester City and now, Marinovic could come straight into the starting eleven to cover for Fielding and Maenpaa.

The 27-year-old has been spending time in the United Kingdom on trial with fellow Championship side Hull City and Scottish Premiership giants Rangers recently, but it is Bristol City who have swooped to secure his signature on a short-term deal, which will expire at the end of the current season.

The New Zealand international, who has 24 caps to his name, is looking for a new permanent home after leaving Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps at the end of their previous campaign.

Marinovic started his career in his home country of New Zealand, playing for Waitakere United before joining German third division side SV Wehen Wiesbaden in 2009. He went spend time with FC Ismaning, 1860 Munich reserves and SpVgg Unterhaching before moving over to Canada in July 2017 to join Vancouver Whitecaps.

He played 32 times for the Whitecaps before departing at the end of last season’s MLS campaign.


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