Leeds United suffered a huge setback this afternoon as number two goalkeeper Jamal Blackman was stretchered off in their latest under-23 fixture.
The Chelsea loanee was hoping to get some match sharpness in, with number one Bailey Peacock-Farrell coming under fire of late after a whole host of errors have put his place as Marcelo Bielsa’s main man under threat.
However, Peacock-Farrell can, sadly, breathe a sigh of relief on that front for now, with the club confirming that Blackman has indeed broken his leg and will miss the rest of the campaign.
???? | #LUFC can confirm Jamal Blackman suffered a fractured tibia in today’s Under-23 game with Birmingham
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 16, 2018
The news will be a bitter blow to both the player and Leeds, who will have been hoping to utilise Blackman at some point this season after he impressed on loan with Sheffield United last term.
However, it’s not going to be for Blackman, and so Leeds must now ensure they look for some replacements in the January transfer window.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at TWO potential signings Leeds could make to replace Jamal Blackman…