Leeds United’s hopes of signing goalkeeper Danny Rogers appear all but over. He has impressed during a loan spell with Scottish Championship side Falkirk from Aberdeen. However the Scottish Premier League side may need him to act as their number one goalkeeper for the rest of the season.

This is because Liverpool elected to recall goalie Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen, meaning that Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes now needs a goalkeeper to fill the number one jersey. With 21-year-old Rogers working wonders over at Falkirk, it seems likely that he could be returning to the club. Therefore, Leeds’ interest at least for now appears to be over.

The Elland Road club have scouted the shotstopper over the course of the season and it was believed that head coach Steve Evans wanted to sign him this month to compete with Marco Silvestri. With Ross Turnbull injured and youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell inexperienced and also linked with a move to the Premier League, Evans wants to bolster this part of his squad.

However with Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp now recalling Ward after some indifferent performances from Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan in recent weeks, it means Leeds may have to look elsewhere. Rogers’ contract is expiring at the end of the season, so the Yorkshire club may revisit this in a few months’ time. For now, their attentions look like switching elsewhere.

 


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