St Mirren have completed the signing of Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal on an emergency loan following news that three of their stoppers had been ruled out with Covid-19.

The Buddies were rocked after Jak Alnwick tested positive for coronavirus. Then Dean Lyness and Peter Urminksy, their other two goalies, were ruled out under the same circumstances.

That forced Jim Goodwin into a panic situation with this afternoon's clash with Hibs still set to go ahead as planned. He tried for Zlamal and was able to land his man as confirmed by the club today.

Chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick said: "It been a testing 72 hours for our club. I would like to put on record my thanks to Hearts FC for working with us on this signing.

"The signing of Zlamal on loan gives us an experienced goalkeeper for the coming games. We are delighted that Zlamal has joined us on a short term loan deal.

"Our country is experiencing uncertain times with new restrictions being placed on communities across Scotland daily and in football we are no different.

"Our club has shown amazing resilience and agility in the last few days and we enter the Hibernian match with ambition of getting three points for our fans. I am proud of how the St Mirren family have again rallied together in these testing times. COYS."