Leeds United’s goalkeeper crisis has escalated, as Marcelo Bielsa revealed that first choice ‘keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has joined Jamal Blackman on the sidelines, after complaining of a knee problem at the end of training.
In between the sticks on Saturday, it looks set to be one of two academy shot stoppers, with either Will Huffer or Kamil Miazek set to fill in for the injured senior goalkeepers at Elland Road. However, the Yorkshire Evening Press understands that Leeds United will delve into the option of bringing in a goalie in on an emergency loan deal.
David Stockdale has been heavily linked with a move to Elland Road after falling out of favour at Championship rivals Birmingham City. However, the 33-year-old promotion winning shot stopper has today sealed an emergency loan move to League One side Wycombe Wanderers – who are suffering from a goalkeeper crisis of their own.
With the option of bringing Stockdale in out of the window, it is thought that United are considering bringing in Jonathan Bond from West Bromwich Albion.
Bond is yet to feature in the Championship for The Baggies, joining on a free transfer at the end of last season after his deal with Reading ran out. He enjoyed a loan spell at League One side Peterborough United last season, and may have to head out on loan again if he wants game time.
Another name that has been linked to Leeds United this week is Burnley’s England international Tom Heaton, who has fallen out of favour at Turf Moor after suffering a shoulder injury at the start of last season.