With plenty of speculation linking Leeds United with a new goalkeeper in the coming January window following the injury sustained by on-loan Chelsea stopper Jamal Blackman, there is a left-field option that might be worthy of some thought.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell splits the fanbase as whilst some see plenty of potential talent and a 22-year-old learning on the job and doing a good job largely at that, plenty of others highlight his errors and even though he’s now gaining international experience with Northern Ireland, they still feel inexperience is his downfall and will be the sides ultimately come the end of the season even though manager Marcelo Bielsa continues to have faith in him.
With plenty of names being mentioned like Tom Heaton (my favourite to be honest), and David Stockdale as being able to provide the experience we need, whilst also helping BPF continue to develop, Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is another option.
The 27-year-old has good experience from his time at Swindon, and he made the adjustment to Rangers with ease. Whilst it hasn’t always been a bed of roses, it never is, he’s racked up well over 100 games for them and now boasts European experience. The Elland Road atmosphere also wouldn’t faze him given his experience of Ibrox and those numbers, and he could well thrive with us and improve further.
Over the summer it was believed that their new gaffer Steven Gerrard was willing to listen to offers so I would imagine from a transfer fee point of view, he might be considered more of a bargain than the other names on the list – especially as he has a few more years left in his tank compared to the older goalkeepers we are being linked with.
My favourite remains Heaton, but I wouldn’t be against Foderingham as that left-field capture, especially as he only fell out of favour at Rangers because they brought Scotland international and fan favourite Allan McGregor back to the club.