Felix Wiedwald deserves a great deal of credit for turning things around at Leeds United this season.
Wiedwald came under fire in his opening few months at Elland Road, after a series of shaky performances.
The German stopper did not look at all comfortable in English football at first, and he particularly struggled when dealing with crosses.
Wiedwald was taken out of Leeds’ first-team for a stage and replaced by Andy Lonergan, and that break seems to have done him the world of good.
Wiedwald has actually looked far more secure in recent weeks, and is steadily turning into a reliable stopper for the Whites.
Wiedwald is now Leeds’ undisputed number one, and he arguably deserves more credit than he has got for recovering after a poor start at his new club.
There was no doubting that the 27-year-old was under extreme pressure to improve his performances, but he did not crumble and responded well.
Wiedwald has now proven reliable for a number of weeks, and if he continues to progress until the end of the season, Leeds’ may no longer need to look for a new number one in the summer.