Ross Turnbull has made just one appearance for Leeds United so far due to injury.
Ross Turnbull has admitted to Leeds United’s official site that his first season at Elland Road has been a disappointing one.
Turnbull was signed by Leeds last summer, as the Yorkshire side look to strengthen their goalkeeping department and provide some competition for Marco Silvestri.
However, after making just one appearances for the Whites, Turnbull broke his ankle in a friendly match.
His recovery from that injury has been a lengthy one, with the 31-year-old being unable to play again for the entirety of the campaign.
Turnbull is still not back in full training, but he says that he is hoping to be back in action by the time pre season comes around.
“It has been disappointing to play just once,” the former Chelsea stopper admitted. “I came in last summer hoping to make an impact.
“I wanted my debut to be something I could build on but then the injury came along. But it is what it is.
“There was nothing I could do. No preventative work or anything like that. It was just a freakish injury.
“Now, though, I want to look to next season. Put all this behind me and be ready to help out when we start again.”
Turnbull’s absence has provided Bailey Peacock-Farrell with a chance to stake his claim, and Leeds could have a dilemma when all three of their goalkeepers are available for selection.
Peacock-Farrell is yet to sign a new deal at Elland Road, as he wants assurances that he will continue to be handed first-team football in the years to come.
If Leeds do promise the youngster that, and he signs a deal, it could block Turnbull’s route back into the first-team, creating some question marks over his future.