Gillingham fans fearful as Derby County reportedly target Tomas Holy

Derby manager Gary Rowett during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at iPro Stadium on November 21, 2017 in Derby, England.

Tomas Holy has produced some miracles for Gillingham in League One this season, catching the eye of Derby County, Bristol City and Crystal Palace in the process.

Tomas Holy of Gillingham in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Northampton Town at Priestfield Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Gillingham, .

Tomas Holy’s virtuoso performances in between the sticks of Gillingham this season have earned him plenty of admirers from higher up the footballing echelons.

HITC sources told us on Wednesday that the 6ft 9ins shot-stopper is a target for clubs in the top two tiers of English football. Crystal Palace need a goalkeeper badly and reportedly see Holy, who has impressed for the Gills since joining from Sparta Prague in January, as a future first-choice with veteran Julian Speroni currently starting for The Eagles.

Julian Speroni of Crystal Palace in action during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Crystal Palace at The King Power Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Leicester, England.

Championship duo Derby County and Bristol City are also keen, and it is links with the former that create plenty of intrigue.

After all, Scott Carson has been Derby’s undisputed number one since joining from Wigan Athletic in 2015 and has played every one of their Championship games so far this season. And, at 32, the former England international still has plenty of time left at the top level.

Scott Carson of Derby claps the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

But signing Holy would provide Derby with some quality back-up and, for the first time, Carson with some genuine competition.

It speaks volumes about just how impressive the 26-year-old has been in League One that Gillingham fans have taken to Twitter, hoping that their Czech shot-stopper will not be going anywhere in January.

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