Horton unconcerned if he has to wait for up to a year for a chance at Leeds

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Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton says he will be patient as he waits for a chance at the club.

Leeds United goalkeeper Charlie Horton told Radio Yorkshire that he’s not concerned if he has to wait for up to a year to get a chance at Elland Road.

Horton became one of manager Uwe Rosler’s first signings at the club earlier this summer and he’s faced with a more difficult route into the first team than some of the other new players to have joined the club.

However, he’s described his mentality with regards to getting a chance at the club and commented on the patience he thinks he’ll have to show in the process.

“I think for me at the moment, I need to go there and prove myself and show the coach and the management that I deserve an opportunity, which I’m confident I can do,” he told Radio Yorkshire.

“Whether it’s three months down the road or twelve months down the road, it’s the process for me and building a really strong foundation that I can go from.”

The goalkeeper battle at Leeds

The problem Horton has in terms of getting a chance at Leeds is that he’s probably third in the pecking order at the moment as things stand.

Marco Silvestri is likely to be the club’s number one, with back up provided in the form of the experienced Ross Turnbull, another new signing from earlier in the summer.

Horton has to try and find a way of showing Rosler why he’s a better option than either goalkeeper, which isn’t going to be easy.

All he can do is play well for the under-21 ranks when he’s given chances and take his opportunity if he comes into the side for a cup game, as he looks to improve his chances of playing in the Championship.

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