Coventry City have been linked with former Birmingham City goalkeeper Lee Camp.
The Sky Blues are looking for emergency cover for No.1 Marko Marosi after he suffered a fractured cheekbone in the dying minutes against Cardiff City on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old, who has been ever present for Mark Robins’s men in the Championship so far this season, could be out of action for up to six weeks.
Robins revealed after the club’s midweek 1-0 St Andrew’s victory over the Bluebirds that he was going to look into drafting another keeper in due to understudy Ben Wilson being the only experienced alternative at the club.
Camp, who was released by Blues in the summer, has been without a club since.
Respected football writer with The Sun, Alan Nixon tweeted this evening: “Coventry. Checking into Lee Camp as emergency signing for the second time in recent weeks. Free agent. Available.”
The 36-year-old was training with Sheffield Wednesday in October but the Sheffield Star said Camp was only training with Wednesday to maintain his fitness while he looks for a new club.
Camp, who started his career at Derby County and went on to play for Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Rotherham, amongst others, left Blues after two rollercoaster seasons and 86 appearances at the end of last term.
He did so having lost his place to Connal Trueman midway through last season and then having regained it and finished a disappointing campaign as one of the few players to perform after lockdown.
Coventry fans may well recall he was Birmingham’s penalty shootout hero in the the fourth round FA Cup replay at St Andrew’s where he made two saves from the spot.
However, it wasn’t enough to earn him a new deal and the veteran then teamed up with Garry Monk, the manger who took him to Blues, at Hillsborough in order to keep himself in shape.
Camp is available to sign outside the transfer window because he is a free agent and not attached to any club.