Should Leeds join Derby County in race for Tomas Holy?

Apoel FC head coach Thomas Christiansen adresses the media during a press conference in Telia Park, Copenhagen on August 15, 2016 on the eve of the Champions League play off football match...

Leeds United's goalkeepers haven't really convinced this season, so they should challenge Derby County for Gillingham stopper Tomas Holy

Tomas Holy of Gillingham in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Northampton Town at Priestfield Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Gillingham, .

Gillingham are hovering around the League One drop zone as things stand. But without the virtuoso performances of their 6ft 9ins goalkeeper Tomas Holy, Gills fans would have even more reason for misery during the festive period.

Holy may have only managed a handfull of clean sheets in League One this season but you can guarantee that that Steve Lovell’s side would have lost more than nine games in 2017/18 without the inspirational Czech performing miracles between the posts.

But Holy’s form may come with a caveat. Because HITC sources have told us that the 26-year-old is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the January transfer window, with Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Derby County all keen.

Scott Carson of Derby claps the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Derby, England.

Derby can still call on the evergreen Scott Carson, however, the 32-year-old starting every game in the Championship this season. So league rivals Leeds United are one of a number of clubs who could do with Holy more than Gary Rowett’s Rams.

Neither Felix Wiedwald nor Andy Lonergan have managed to truly convince between the sticks at Elland Road this season with a costly error seemingly never far away. It speaks volumes that manager Thomas Christiansen has gone from one to the other this season depending on form.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald looks to release the ball during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

And while Holy is not the finished article, he has plenty of time to improve at the age of 26 and has shown at Gillingham that he belongs higher up the footballing pyramid.

Leeds, then, should not stand by as Derby attempt to bring Holy to Pride Park.

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