Emergency Goalkeeper Loan
If all the Professional Goalkeepers at a Club are unavailable as a result of having been:
certified by an independent medical practitioner as being unfit to play;
called up to play for his national association representative matches in accordance with the requirements of FIFA as laid down from time to time,
a Club may register (either before or after the deadlines laid down in Regulations 43.2 and 43.3), a further goalkeeper on a short term basis in accordance with the following provisions.
The Club must supply to The League, (including by facsimile) written evidence to demonstrate the circumstances set out in Regulation 57.1 apply, together with the appropriate form(s) for his registration and The League having confirmed that the circumstances conform to the provisions of this Regulation:
in respect of any fixture played on a weekday when the Office is normally open, at least three hours before the match; or
in respect of any other fixture:
12 noon on the day of the match; or
at least three hours before the match,
whichever is the earlier.
The period of any Emergency Goalkeeper Loan:
shall be for a period of seven days, inclusive of the starting date and finishing date; and
may be renewed for seven days at a time, subject to compliance with Regulation 57.2 in respect of each proposed renewal.
The provisions of Regulation 54.4.2 shall not apply to an Emergency Goalkeeper Loan.