Eloy Room, who has spent this season on loan at Go Ahead Eagles, has returned back to his parent club Vitesse Arnhem.
Room has started all twenty games for Eagles this campaign, has been ordered to return to Vitesse as the Arnhem club as suffering an injury crisis in the goalkeeping department. Estonian ‘keeper Marko Meerits is due to have an operation on a troubled knee and will be out of action for 8-10 weeks. With the young Jereon Houwen, 17, the only cover for first-choice Piet Velthuizen, manager Peter Bosz recalled the Dutch-Curaçaoan immediately.
Eagles head coach Foeke Booy is disappointed but understand’s Vitesse’s position. Talking to www.ga-eagles.nl, the clubs official website, Booy said: ‘This is unfortunate for us, but there was nothing in our power to keep Eloy here. There was a clause in the deal that allowed Vitesse to recall Eloy in the event of an injury to any of their goalkeepers.
“I spoke Eloy to about this situation and I totally understand and I thanked him for his efforts. He stated that he would loved to continue here with us, but unfortunately it’s not happening.”
Booy is now left with three inexperienced goalkeepers to choose from with Erik Cummins (25) set to start away to NEC Nijmegen on Sunday. Cummins has been the number two goalkeeper for the majority of the season but now, Ruben Lucas (19) and Patrick Ter Mate (21) will be competing for the spot on the bench.
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