Kello to keep Kaunas competitive

FBK Kaunas have strengthened their squad ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie against FK Zeta by signing Slovakian goalkeeper Marián Kello.

Kello, who has been drafted in by Belarussian coach Andrey Zygmantovich to bring competition for first-choice custodian Modestas Stonys, has had spells in his homeland at MFK Košice and, last season, FK Vítkovice and stands 188cm tall. The 24-year-old is not expected to step in for Stonys in his side's UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg trip to Montenegro as the former FC Levadia player only took over from Mindaugas Malinauskas as the club's No1 goalkeeper in May.