Young goalkeeping talent a rare reason to be cheerful at Leeds United

The club may currently be struggling in the keeping department but the future is bright.

Leeds United crisis? But not of the Cellino-management area.

The club are currently a little bit short on goalkeepers.

Ross Turnbull recently broke his ankle in a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break. The injury looks set to rule him out of action for a large portion of the season and with that there is a little more doom and gloom to sprinkle on the misery cake at Elland Road.

So, let's look for something cheery in the Leeds ranks and in the goalkeeper department there is definitely plenty to look forward to.

On the bench at the moment is Charlie Horton. The American is a youth international for his country and hotly tipped to make it in the professional game.

But even below Horton in the ranks Leeds United have a heap of talent in the goalkeeping department.

Eric Grimes is a 20-year-old stopper who plays for the Republic of Ireland under-21s.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell signed a new deal at the club in July and the 18-year-old is also highly rated.

Then there is Will Huffer. The England under-17 goalkeeper is considered as one of the best young stoppers in the country who will surely have long-term sights set on emulating the likes of Paul Robinson and Scott Carson - and wearing the Leeds number one shirt.

For now, Leeds seem slim in goalkeeper pickings. But the future is certainly bright between the sticks at Thorp Arch.

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