It has been confirmed that Leeds United Under-23s goalkeeper Kamil Miazek has been promoted to training with the senior squad as Paul Heckingbottom ponders his options between the sticks ahead of Wednesday night’s clash against Wolves at Elland Road.
Miazek, 21, was only signed by Leeds earlier this season and has made a mixed run of form in the development side after being sent off just hours after signing his contract in a win against Hull.
The young Polish shot-stopper seems to be fourth in the pecking order of goalkeepers and Heckingbottom contemplates whether to axe Felix Wiedwald after a string of poor performances.
Andy Lonergan is injured so Bailey Peacock-Farrell may be called upon to play against Wolves.
“Lonners is unfit at at the minute so it’s Felix and Bailey we have had today and we have brought young Kamil up too. They are goalkeepers in the building,” he said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post in his pre-match press conference on Monday.
Football Insider verdict
It would be a massive risk for Heckingbottom to drop Wiedwald but it will certainly make a statement to the underperforming first-teamers that he is willing to axe players even if it means playing untesting development players in the senior squad instead. Peacock-Farrell’s most recent senior squad experience has come at York City in National League North so it would be a big gamble to start him. Miazek also seems like a massive risk but it would be hard to see him making the matchday squad to face Wolves this week.
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