UPDATED 01:29 13th July 2012
Marek, 22, was released by newly promoted Premier League side West Ham United in June 2012 and arrived at Huish Park for the second time in his career.
The first time, of course, was October 2011 when the 6'3" Czech stopper came in following an injury to Jed Steer. He made five appearances and kept a clean sheet as well as saving a penalty against Stevenage. He became a fans favourite with his quality displays and shot stopping ability.
Marek comes with an impressive pedigree having been capped at all youth levels for his country. His displays for Sparta Prague prompted the Hammers to buy him at the age of sixteen.
He was named numerous times on the bench for West Ham for Premier League games in his first three seasons at Upton Park and also was loaned out to Wycombe Wanderers where he played twice. The following campaign (2009/10) saw him loaned to AFC Bournemouth for a month playing once.
The season before last, the big gloveman finally made his first team bow playing in the Hammers first three Carling Cup games, victories over Oxford United, Sunderland and Stoke.
Season 2011/12 however, he had to be content with those five games at Huish Park and two more in a brief loan spell at fellow League One side Leyton Orient.