PAUL RACHUBKA returns to Prenton Park today, as the sixth goalkeeper to stand between the posts for League One opponents Leyton Orient this season.
The American spent just over two months on loan to Tranmere from Leeds United, notching up 10 appearances between November and the end of January.
Rachubka returned to Elland Road when Rovers’ regular No.1 Owain Fon Williams recovered from a broken hand. But this week the 30-year-old was called out for temporary service once again, to cover for Orient’s Czech keeper Marek Stech, who suffered an ankle complaint.
Rachubka made his debut in a 4-2 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in midweek. He becomes the sixth keeper used by Orient after Lee Butcher, David Button, Ben Alnwick, Stech, who was on loan from West Ham, and defender Scott Cuthbert, who tended goal for a few minutes against Scunthorpe.
LES PARRY wasn’t the only physiotherapist-turned-manager to lose his job over the weekend.
Parry was sacked by Tranmere following a 1-0 defeat at Chesterfield then Jamie Pitman departed Hereford United following a 2-1 League Two success over AFC Wimbledon. It was Hereford’s first win in eight games and like Tranmere, the Bulls face a battle against relegation this season.
Parry had just a few months of his contract to run when he left Prenton Park. Pitman had signed a deal as manager that extends to the summer of 2013. He was replaced by Richard O’Kelly.