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West Ham have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on an emergency loan after regular keeper Rob Green was ruled out for six weeks.
Almunia, 34, should make his debut when the Irons play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow. Green is recovering from a knee cartilage operation.
Making your debut for a new club is always a nerve-wracking moment for any player but when you get thrown in at the last minute you could be excused for dropping a clanger or two.
But West Ham goalkeeper Ruud Boffin enjoyed a fine first appearance for the Irons when he played against Blackburn last Saturday, despite only finding out he was playing 24 hours before.
Rob Green has been given the backing of yet another of England's goalkeeping greats.
Peter Shilton, who won 125 caps, followed Ray Clemence in backing the West Ham keeper to prolong his international career despite his indifferent start to the season and his World Cup blunder against the USA.
Millwall have strengthened their goalkeeping options by signing former Southend stopper Steve Mildenhall.
The Lions snapped up the 32-year-old after he was released by the Shrimpers and he signed a one-year contract yesterday.