Austrian keeper Sebastian Gessl to go on trial at Aberdeen

Goalkeeper Sebastian Gessl is a free agent after leaving Karlsruher SC. Picture: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images
Goalkeeper Sebastian Gessl is a free agent after leaving Karlsruher SC. Picture: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images
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Austrian goalkeeper Sebastian Gessl is expected at Pittodrie today to start a week-long trial with Aberdeen.

The 22-year-old is a free agent after leaving German Bundesliga League 2 side Karlsruher SC after four years where he played for their under-19 and reserve sides.

The 6ft 4in Austrian youth international started his career with Rapid Vienna before heading to Germany and is looking to secure a deal with Derek McInnes’ side after Danny Rogers headed to St Mirren on loan.

McInnes has been left with no back up to regular No 1 Joe Lewis apart from under-20 goalkeeper David Craddock who has not played for the first team.

Gessl flew in to Scotland yesterday afternoon and will start working with the Dons this morning..