Shust just the ticket for Shakhtar

Ukraine Under-21 goalkeeper Bohdan Shust has signed a five-year deal with FC Shakhtar Donetsk after impressing during a Ukrainian Cup tie.

Cup performance
Shakhtar have paid €1m to bring Shust to Donetsk after he starred in FC Karpaty Lviv's 1-0 win against the national champions in the third round of the Ukrainian Cup on 26 October. "He impressed against us in the cup when he played brilliantly and did not make a single mistake," said sporting director Viktor Prokopenko.

'Young and promising'
"Shust is a promising young keeper with a fine reputation," added Prokopenko. Karpaty are second in the Ukrainian first division, but Shust's form has helped them to the Ukrainian Cup semi-finals where they will take on FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Underage experience
Born on 4 March 1986, Shust has made 20 league appearances in three seasons at Karpaty, and has seen plenty of action for Ukraine, featuring in the semi-finals of the 2004 UEFA European U19 Championship and in the squad that reached the finals of the 2006 UEFA European U21 Championship.

European test
Shakhtar face LOSC Lille Métropole in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup. Having not figured in European club competition this term, Shust should be eligible to play in that game provided he is registered in time.