Leeds United’s injury problems mounted further during the week when Jamal Blackman suffered a broken leg in an U23s fixture during the international break.
The Chelsea loanee fractured his tibia in the development match against Birmingham last Friday afternoon, and he has since returned to his parent club to start his rehabilitation.
With the club down to one senior keeper and calls for Bailey Peacock-Farrell to be dropped before Blackman’s injury, Leeds could be in the market for a new stopper in January.
The Mirror’s live transfer blog (Monday, 2.07pm) has reported Marcelo Bielsa’s men are interested in adding Burnley’s Tom Heaton to their ranks in the New Year.
And with Blackman out, the search for a goalkeeper will be stepped up as they look to add an experienced backup to up the young Peacock-Farrell.
With Heaton at a Premier League side, there’s potential that he will not want to drop down a division with plenty of suitors for his services in the top flight should they be interested.
If Leeds were to miss out on Heaton, here are three alternatives that Bielsa should consider moving for should the Burnley man fail to arrive.