Poll: Who is the best goalkeeper in the Championship?

Robert Green of Leeds United

Shot-stoppers from Newcastle United, Leeds United, Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County all feature in this HITC Sport poll.

Derby County's Scott Carson celebrates their third goalDerby County's Scott Carson

As we now enter arguably the most vital part of the Championship season, teams are desperately trying to tighten up at the back, so as to not let potential pushes for promotion slip, or in some cases, to stop their slide down the table. 

It's time like these that having a top class goalkeeper really shines through. But who is the best keeper in the Championship? Before you get a chance to vote, here's a look at some of the contenders...

Karl Darlow (Newcastle United)

Newcastle's Karl DarlowNewcastle's Karl Darlow

The Newcastle United keeper has had to bide his time at St James Park, and looked to be behind new keeper Matz Sels and Rob Elliott at the start of the season. However, Darlow has taken his chance with both gloves and is now Newcastle's undisputed number one keeper. A top young talent, Darlow's rise at St James Park is not only a good thing for Newcastle, but a good thing for the England national side!

Rob Green (Leeds United)

Leeds United's Robert GreenLeeds United's Robert Green

Despite a difficult start at the beginning of the season, Rob Green has really begun to flourish in a Leeds United shirt this season, and has played a big part in The Whites' push for promotion. Sat behind two of the best centre-halves in the division, Rob Green is playing in arguably one of the best defences he's ever played in under Garry Monk!

Ali Al-Habsi (Reading)

Reading's Ali Al Habsi celebrates their second goalReading's Ali Al Habsi

After four years at Wigan Athletic, Ali Al-Habsi joined Reading in July 2015, and after a tricky start to life with the Royals, the former Bolton goalkeeper has really come into his own under Jaap Stam. Playing a vital part as the bedrock of Reading's tight defence this season, Al-Habsi could well make the difference in Reading's play-off campaign. 

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday)

Sheffield Wednesday's Kieren Westwood looks dejectedSheffield Wednesday's Kieren Westwood

The Sheffield Wednesday keeper has struggled with injuries this season, but played a huge part in their journey to the play-off final last season. Arguably one of the most reliable keepers in the Championship, Wednesday will be delighted to have their number 1 keeper back at this vital stage of the season.

Scott Carson (Derby County)

Derby's Scott CarsonDerby's Scott Carson

For some, Derby County's player of the season this year, Scott Carson has been in exception form over the last few months for Derby. Helping the Pride Park side become one of the best defensive teams in the divison, despite their up and down form for most of the campaign. The former England man will be vital to the Rams next year as they aim to finally secure promotion.

So which shot-stopper is your pick? Cast your vote below!



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