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Report: Leeds United could turn to loan market to solve goalkeeping crisis

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Leeds United have lost Ross Turnbull to injury, after the goalkeeper broke his ankle in training.

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Uwe Rosler is open to the possibility of bringing in a player in on loan to solve Leeds United's goalkeeping crisis. 

Ross Turnbull, the club's second choice stopper, has been ruled out for the foreseeable future with a broken ankle which he picked up in training, and there is now a lack of cover between the sticks at Elland Road.

Although the Whites can call upon Charlie Horton, he is still very young and there are reservations over using him in a first-team role at this early stage of his career. 

Leeds, therefore, could reportedly look to utilise the loan market to bring in cover, although no names have yet been linked with making a temporary move to the Yorkshire club. 

Instead, the only rumour which has surfaced has concerned Leeds' interest in Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, but he would only be available on a permanent deal, according to the Daily Mail.

Without Turnbull, Leeds will be relying on Marco Silvestri to stay fit and ensure that his standards do not drop.

Silvestri has been rather erratic over the season so far, but his place in the team is now under no pressure, and Rosler has little option but to persist with the Italian for the time being. 

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