Following injuries to both Brad Wade and the on-loan Bristol City goalkeeper Harvey Wiles-Richards together with a Welsh international call-up for Cian Tyler, Hereford have moved to bring in their 4th custodian of the season!
The 33-year-old South African born Dino Visser joins the Edgar Street club with Wiles-Richards returning to Bristol after picking up an injury in training.
Looking at his career in England, Visser has an excellent record of saving penalties. Maybe that is a bonus for Bulls boss Josh Gowling with an FA Cup tie against Three Bridges looming on the horizon.
Visser started his career in South African Premier Soccer League back in 2010, but moved to the UK in 2019. He went on trial with Charlton Athletic but had to wait until October when he was handed a short-term deal with Exeter City. Visser made his debut for the club in a 3–1 victory over West Ham U21 in the group stage of the EFL Trophy.
In the following round, Visser kept a clean sheet against promotion contenders Oxford, incredibly saving all three of Oxford’s penalties in the ensuing penalty shootout – a performance which earned him the tournament’s ‘Player of the Round’ award.
Following on from the expiration of Visser’s short-term contract the ‘keeper was offered a chance at Crewe Alexandra.
He signed for League Two club Port Vale on 27 August 2020 after impressing manager John Askey on trial, and made his debut against Tranmere on 8 September, keeping a clean sheet and then saving three penalties in the shoot-out to secure two points for the “Valiants” in the group stages of the EFL Trophy.
However, he was deregistered at the end of the January transfer window after he was sidelined with a hamstring injury.