Vaclav Hladky is focused on all things St Mirren for now as the Buddies goalkeeper details how difficult it is to deal with windy weather.
The goalkeeper’s contract is up in the summer. There has been speculation over where he will go next but for now he remains in Paisley. He’s been a key player for Jim Goodwin this season.
Hladky was tested at the weekend against Motherwell. Storm Ciara blowing the ball in every direction made the stopper’s job harder than normal but he still managed to perform well in the 1-1 draw.
Speaking ahead of St Mirren’s match with Livingston tonight, Hladky’s thoughts on how he finds these conditions are clear as he refuses to dwell on the future, whilst also praising Norwich loanee Akin Famewo and defensive partner Conor McCarthy.
“The weather in Scotland is sometimes like Saturday. We just have to accept these facts and play with the wind,” said Hladky. “Every ball is different. You need to concentrate on small things, the ball is crazy.
“You have to be prepared. There’s no chance to prepare for wind or what it’s going to do. The rain is ok but the wind is worse for goalkeepers. I don’t like the wind.
“We have had more and more injuries so we just need to stay together and another might get a chance. He must show everyone he deserves the chance.
“These two (Famewo and McCarthy) are very good guys. They are just two weeks over here and everything is going well. They play so good and I’m confident with them. It doesn’t matter if you’re 21 or 22, it’s just about their performance.
“They have performed very well. To be honest, I’m just focusing on performance as we have a very busy term. There is no time to have communication about something else so we all concentrate on matches just now.”