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Brad Jones would be perfect option for Leeds United, if he was able to play before January

The former Liverpool 'keeper was released by Bradford City yesterday.

Yesterday saw Bradford City release former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones after just three months at the club. The Bantams decided to allow the Australian a free transfer in order to find himself a new club elsewhere after he struggled to get a starting spot at Valley Parade. He failed to nudge fellow veteran Ben Williams from the starting position and it was deemed best for all parties if Jones left the club.

Which has immediately caught the attention of Leeds fans.

The fellow Yorkshire club are currently without a major second-choice keeper. Ross Turnbull looks set to miss most of the season with a broken ankle - which would make Jones a very tempting option as a back-up goalie.

He has Premier League experience, is based locally and if Bradford could afford his wages than Leeds would certainly be able to cove the cost.

He could join until the end of the season and then Leeds could decide whether to keep him on board or not.

However, whilst bringing in Jones is a good idea, it would not mean Charlie Horton moving from the bench. At least, not until January.

Jones has been registered for another Football League team in the current transfer window meaning he would have to wait until January to play for another team, when the new window opens up.

In theory Jones would be a great option but for right now, as emergency cover, Leeds might have to delve into the loan market.

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