TAUNTON Town goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe has suffered a leg fracture and looks set to miss the remainder of the season.

The injury was picked up in Taunton's impressive clean sheet 3-0 victory away at Torquay last week.

This has sparked somewhat of a goalkeeper crisis for the Peacocks as the current backup Lloyd Irish has lacked match practise this season.

Despite that, the club stalwart made his 388th appearance in goal due to Lavercombe's hairline leg fracture at the weekend and did well in the defeat.

In fact, head of football Rob Dray gave Irish man of the match.

He said: "His final game in football, he hasn't played for five months and he was superb today so thank you to Lloyd for playing because obviously Lavercombe has a broken leg."

But that was confirmation from Dray that Irish was just filling in for one final game while the team try to sign a new keeper to fill in for Lavercombe for the rest of the season.

Rumours have circulated that the club have enquired about current Wellington AFC and former Bridgwater United keeper Jake Viney.

Viney is local to the area with plenty of experience in the Western League. It is expected for the transfer to be confirmed subject to National League approval.