Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer is already on the hunt for a new goalkeeper after debut heartbreak for Sheffield United loanee Jake Eastwood.

The young goalkeeper had joined Kilmarnock on a six-month loan deal from Sheffield United as Killie looked to build that department from scratch. They got Eastwood and Danny Rogers, but has already lost one for the long-term after matchday one.

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Jake Eastwood arrived from Sheffield United. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Rodgers replaced the Blades loanee after 45 minutes in Killie’s 2-1 defeat to Hibs on the opening weekend. Dyer has since confirmed that Eastwood has suffered a major injury and will be out for 8-12 weeks.

It means Kilmarnock will be back in the market for a goalkeeper. It’s gutting news for Eastwood who has travelled to the SPFL from Sheffield in search of first-team games, only to have that opportunity almost halved by injury.

Dyer provided an update on Eastwood and the Rugby Park club’s hunt for another new keeper (Kilmarnock YouTube): “It’s disappointing for the lad. He’s come here and wanted to impress and apart from the rush of blood a little bit running out he was ok first half.

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The young Blades loanee is now out of action for the next few months. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

“He’s gone off injured and we found out today it will be at least three months. It’s a blow for the football club and the young lad as well so we’re going to have to get another goalkeeper in.”

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