Gillingham are hovering around the League One drop zone as things stand. But without the virtuoso performances of their 6ft 9ins goalkeeper Tomas Holy, Gills fans would have even more reason for misery during the festive period.
Holy may have only managed a handfull of clean sheets in League One this season but you can guarantee that that Steve Lovell’s side would have lost more than nine games in 2017/18 without the inspirational Czech performing miracles between the posts.
But Holy’s form may come with a caveat. Because HITC sources have told us that the 26-year-old is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Derby County all keen.
Derby can still call on the evergreen Scott Carson, however, the 32-year-old starting every game in the Championship this season. So league rivals Leeds United are one of a number of clubs who could do with Holy more than Gary Rowett’s Rams.
Neither Felix Wiedwald nor Andy Lonergan have managed to truly convince between the sticks at Elland Road this season with a costly error seemingly never far away. It speaks volumes that manager Thomas Christiansen has gone from one to the other this season depending on form.
And while Holy is not the finished article, he has plenty of time to improve at the age of 26 and has shown at Gillingham that he belongs higher up the footballing pyramid.
Leeds, then, should not stand by as Derby attempt to bring Holy to Pride Park.