Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed that he might axe goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald for the clash against Wolves on Wednesday after a horror show against Middlesbrough.
Wiedwald, 27, had a nightmare as the Whites lost 3-0 to Tony Pulis’ side at the Riverside on Friday night – the latest in a string of poor performances by the German shot-stopper.
The former Werder Bremen goalkeeper, who was signed for £500,000 in the summer, has been a mainstay of the first team this season, making 30 appearances in all competitions.
However that has not stopped Heckingbottom from making it clear that he is considering axing the 27-year-old, as well as other members of the squad.
When asked if Wiedwald’s position in the starting line-up would be considering, Heckingbottom was quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post as saying: “Yes, definitely. Every player will be the same but yes it is.”
“It’s something that over the games we’re looking at – areas to improve.”
Football Insider verdict
Leeds have a terrible predicament in goals. Wiedwald has been terrible in the past few months and definitely needs to be dropped, but back-up shot-stopper Andy Lonergan was equally as bad when he has his chance to shine under Thomas Christiansen’s charge early in the season. That leaves Bailey Peacock-Farrell, whose most recent senior appearances have been for York City in National League North – five tiers below the Championship. Victor Orta’s control over transfers has been an absolute mess but he appears to have Andrea Radrizzani wrapped around his finger and there’s no chance he will be sacked for his poor decisions in the market.
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