Yeovil Town keeper Rene Gilmartin shrugs off finger blow

Rene Gilmartin
Gilmartin joined Yeovil on loan from Watford in November

Yeovil keeper Rene Gilmartin does not expect to be sidelined by the finger injury he picked up against Rochdale.

The Watford loanee, 26, who was the only goalkeeper named in Saturday's Glovers' squad, dislocated his finger in the second half of the 0-0 draw.

Substitute striker Steve MacLean was ready to deputise but Gilmartin continued for the full 90 minutes.

"Hopefully it's not going to keep me out and we can just tape it up and carry on," he told BBC Somerset.

"I was never going off but it was a fairly bad one by all accounts.

"My finger decided to go walkabout and the physio put it back in, although he took his time doing it."

After the incident, Gilmartin went on to make a string of critical saves to earn Terry Skiverton's side an important point, which kept them out of the League One drop zone.

"They were painful saves but it's adrenaline that keeps you going," he added. "Getting the clean sheet was very important to us as it keeps our run going."

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