Levante without a keeper for trip to Athletic Bilbao as Aitor Fernandez works at polling station

Levante could be without a senior goalkeeper for their trip to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday after Aitor Fernandez has been called in to work at his local polling station on Sunday.

With the Spain general elections being held this weekend, the 28-year-old has been drafted in to help man the ballots while his team-mates make the trip to the north of the country.

This extraordinary scenario has left Levante manager Paco Lopez with a selection headache, considering back-up keeper Oier Olazabal is also out injured. 

Levante will be without Aitor Fernandez this Sunday as he has to work at a local polling station

Levante will be without Aitor Fernandez this Sunday as he has to work at a local polling station

The club’s lawyers are reportedly working on getting Fernandez out of the service, according to AS.

However, the Spanish side won’t know whether their only senior keeper will be joining them on the coach or staying at home on the west coast until Friday – two days before the game.

Fernandez has featured in all 12 league games so far this season, which included their superb 3-1 win over Barcelona last Saturday.

Levante will also be without back-up keeper Oier Olazabal, who is currently out injured

Levante will also be without back-up keeper Oier Olazabal, who is currently out injured

Should Fernandez have to stay at home and work at the polling station, academy prospect Dani Cardenas will have to step in to make his senior debut for the club.

The 22-year-old has featured for Levante’s reserve team in Segunda Division B, where he has made seven appearances this campaign.

Levante are 11th in La Liga and are three points off the European places. 

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