2018/19 season saw Leeds United fall just short of an all important and eagerly anticipated promotion back to the Premier League following a fifteen year hiatus, the reason for their last minute failures were down to player availability through injuries and suspensions, along with a big issue in finishing goal-scoring chances.

Injuries have been evident again this season, as the Whites currently hold third spot in the Championship table, but they seem to have more strength-in-depth from the academy, having blooded many during last season.

Their failures last season are definitely still evident, but their defence is an assured unit, the best in the league, so their results have still been positive without really hitting top gear.

Leeds United goalkeeper Francisco Casilla (13) during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road, Leeds, England on 1 October 2019.

One issue Leeds may soon face is the Football Leagues decision on whether or not to hand goalkeeper Kiko Casilla a lengthy ban for an alleged racist episode earlier in the season at Charlton, so this could be an area where the Whites may well need to strengthen in order to keep their current form going.

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So who could Leeds turn to?

It is being reported that Leeds United are readying a move for Leeds born and Whites fan David Stockdale (34) from Birmingham City according to Leeds Live.

Stockdale has seen his first team opportunities limited so far this season, so a move to his boyhood club could be a move that benefits both parties, especially the former Fulham man.