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Danny Ward should be on Leeds United’s radar in January

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Danny Ward should be on Leeds United’s radar in January

Leeds United need a new goalkeeper in January. Leicester City’s Danny Ward could be their man.

Leeds United are in desperate need of a new goalkeeper after they were hit with a sudden injury crisis.

Jamal Blackman broke his leg and returned to parent club Chelsea, while Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s knee injury meant that Leeds needed to give 20-year-old Will Huffer his debut against Bristol City last Saturday.

Peacock-Farrell’s injury did not turn out to be serious but there are still concerns over his goalkeeping.

The Northern Ireland international is a promising young goalkeeper but he makes mistakes.

Marcelo Bielsa was on the verge of dropping him before Blackman was sidelined so it shows that the Argentine has lost some faith in the youngster.

Leeds need to use the January transfer window to solve their goalkeeping crisis.


Even with Peacock-Farrell fit, they could do with an upgrade to add some calmness between the sticks for the promotion push.

Leicester City goalkeeper Danny Ward could be the perfect answer to this problem.

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Ward joined Leicester from Liverpool in the summer but has failed to oust Kasper Schmeichel yet.

While at Liverpool, the 5-cap Wales international had previous loan spells with Morecambe, Aberdeen and most notably Huddersfield Town, impressing during all three.

Ward is a talented young goalkeeper who would bolster Leeds’ promotion credentials.

The 25-year-old would benefit from a loan spell and Leeds need a short-term solution while Peacock-Farrell develops his game.

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