Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton has told the club’s official website that he’s looking to seriously push Marco Silvestri and Ross Turnbull for game time over the coming season.
Horton hasn’t held back talking up his expectations ahead of his first campaign as a Leeds player, as he looks to learn from the duo as well as giving manager Uwe Rosler a positive selection headache to endure.
He’s also revealed that he feels there are areas to his game, which he can work on over the early weeks which he hopes will see him get a solid first team chance as a result.
“Marco had a great year and Ross has been through a lot of football and been around a lot of football - I’ve already picked their brains on a couple of things and it’s nice to get their opinions,” he told leedsunited.com.
“I’m hoping to push Marco and push Ross, and continue my own growth. There are parts of my game I’ve highlighted with the gaffer and with Rich (Hartis) to continue to develop.”
“Hopefully, when those things start to come around, I’ll begin to push even more.”
Who will start as Leeds United’s number one?
Marco Silvestri deserves the chance to start the season as the club’s number one, providing he stays fit and free from any problems.
He’ll have a deep determination to build on the form he showed last season, with the intention of becoming a more consistent player.
It will likely be an initial case of Turnbull and Horton pushing him for his position, but the Italian has good Championship experience and an understanding with the key defensive players already featuring in front of him.
Turnbull has greater experience which puts him ahead of Horton in the pecking order but the latter could gain an edge in terms of his fitness and his longevity.