Fulham have ended their goalkeeping crisis by signing Tony Warner on loan from Cardiff City.

The Whites faced starting the season without a senior goalkeeper after injuries to Mark Crossley and summer signing Jaroslov Drobny, so Chris Coleman moved quickly to secure a six-month loan for former Liverpool keeper Warner.

Czech international number two Drobny could miss the first two weeks of the season after injuring his knee during Fulham’s pre-season tour of America and the experienced Crossley has also been laid low by a knee complaint. Warner is likely to start Saturday’s opening game of the season against Birmingham having trained with his new team-mates this morning.

Coleman said:

Jaroslav picked up a knee problem in the States. He’s had to have some minor surgery and will be out for six to eight weeks. Mark Crossley is doubtful for Saturday with a knee problem which has forced us to bring Tony Warner in from Cardiff.

Tony started his career with Liverpool. He will be with us for a six-month loan spell until January. Before then we’d expect Mark and Jaroslav to be back. Tony was training with us this morning. He’s in great shape. I didn’t realise how big he was until I met him. I’m pleased we’ve got him