Goalkeepers sticking with Osnabrück

VfL Osnabrück have confirmed that goalkeepers David Buchholz and Laurenz Beckemeyer have signed new one-year contracts with the club.

They will continue to provide support to first-choice keeper Philipp Kühn next season, having served as third and fourth choices respectively last season when Nils Körber (now back at Hertha BSC) was also at the club.

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35-year-old Buchholz, who signed from SV Straelen last summer, did not play in the campaign just concluded but regularly sat on the bench when either Kühn or Körber were absent, and also provided experienced support for the other keepers.

20-year-old Beckemeyer on the other hand made a brief first team debut in the final game of the season against Dynamo Dresden, acting as a late substitute for Körber with Daniel Thioune keen to give him experience of first team football.

Sporting director Benjamin Schmedes says the pair “should not be underestimated” despite their lack of appearances last season, praising their high level of training.

Ralf Meyer, goalkeeping coach, said that “goalkeeping team offered excellent performances throughout the season,” whether on the pitch or in training. He added he is “glad” to keep the team of Kühn, Buchholz and Beckemeyer together next season.

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In other Osnabrück news, Manuel Farrona Pulido, who had been released by the club, has joined 3. Liga side Hansa Rostock. Osnabrück made their first new signing of the summer last week, bringing Timo Beermann back from Heidenheim after seven years away.

Andreas Herzog, Enrico Maaßen and Dimitrios Grammozis have meanwhile been linked with the vacant manager’s role, following Thioune’s departure to Hamburg.

Published by jamesrees1989

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