New Zealand international goalkeeper Matt Gould has moved to Chorley — who play in England’s sixth-tier competition — on a short-term loan deal from parent club Altrincham.
Gould (29) has been working his way back to full fitness after suffering a serious head injury last August.
The loan is his third this season, having spent time with non-league clubs Nantwich Town and Ashton United.
Gould’s injuries cost him any chance of selection for the All Whites in their two-match series against Australia in September.
Before that, he had been the back up for Oli Sail in New Zealand’s FIFA World Cup play-off against Costa Rica.
Gould suffered concussion and a fracture of his eye socket in a collision during Altrincham’s National League match with Bromley. He cut his face open, split and ear and doctors feared he had suffered a brain bleed.
Since then, he has been working his way back to full fitness and when announcing the latest loan deal, Altrincham said Gould was “happy to answer the call from Corley to help them out and also get valuable minutes of match action under his belt.”
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