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Dom Matteo discusses Leeds United’s goalkeeping situation, suggests Rosler must sign a new stopper

Former Leeds star Matteo has commented on Leeds United's goalkeeping problems.

Speaking to TV Yorkshire, Dom Matteo has questioned Marco Silvestri’s talents, claiming that Uwe Rosler must look to bring a new stopper to provide better competition for the Italian star.

Matteo said: “The goalkeeper has come under a bit of flak this season, and I’m not his biggest fan. I think we should really have someone else putting more pressure on him. When we were here, it was Nigel Martyn and Paul Robinson, and there was always competition for places. The quality is not quite as good as it was back then, but you need that, and I’m sure that’s something the manager will look into, about getting someone in.”

Silvestri is currently undoubted first-choice goalkeeper, with Ross Turnbull behind him to provide cover - and many would have thought competition.

However, there have been no indications that Rosler is willing to use Turnbull in the Championship, regardless of Silvestri’s form, with the Italian putting in some questionable performances this season.

Turnbull is not really of the quality needed to play at Championship level, and now that he is injured, the only competition for Silvestri is young Charlie Horton, who was signed in the summer as a development player.

This lack of competition is allowing Silvestri to rest on his laurels, and although dropping him would probably be the correct decision, Rosler has no option but to continue playing the 24-year-old.

Matteo believes this issue needs to be fixed in the coming months, and Turnbull’s injury could have come at the perfect time to allow Rosler to raid the transfer market for a new goalkeeper signing.

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