We are delighted to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Thimothée Lo-Tutala on loan from Hull City.
The 20-year-old will spend the remainder of the 2023/24 season with Rovers and is eligible to make his debut with the trip to Sutton United on February 3.
“I’m just buzzing to be here,” he said. “I’ve heard great things from the boys that I know here
“I’ve met a few of the boys at the training ground and they welcomed me really well. I’m just excited to get going now.”
Born in France, Lo-Tutala grew up in Essex and came through the youth ranks of West Ham United and Brentford before spending six years in the Academy at Tottenham Hotspur. A regular for Spurs U23 in Premier League 2, he also featured in the EFL Trophy.
He joined Hull in the summer of 2022 on a three-year deal after compensation was agreed between the two clubs. While Lo-Tutala has yet to make his senior debut for the Tigers, he has been an unused substitute on multiple occasions since arriving at the MKM Stadium.
He made seven appearances for Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two last season on an emergency loan. The spell saw him concede just four goals and keep three clean sheets as Stevenage secured promotion to Sky Bet League One.
At international level, Lo-Tutala was a regular for France U19, featuring at the U19 European Championship and has since won five caps for France U20, including during last year’s U20 World Cup.
Rovers manager Grant McCann said: “I’m really pleased with this one.
“We felt it was important to get a keeper in given the news Ian Lawlor is probably going to be out for the rest of the season which is really disappointing for us.
“He comes with a real high pedigree, he’s thought highly of at Hull and had a really good loan last season and helped Stevenage with their promotion to League One.
“We feel it’s a really good signing for us that adds competition in that area. We want to keep that department strong.”