Nick Pope seems to have recovered from his injury, as the Burnley goalkeeper featured for the Under-23 side against their Sheffield United counterparts last week, and it means that it is crunch time for Tom Heaton regarding his future amid Leeds United speculation.
The West Yorkshire outfit need a goalkeeper following the return of Jamal Blackman to Chelsea due to injury.
The Mirror reported earlier this month of Aston Villa’s interest in Heaton, but the Villans have since decided to sign Lovre Kalinic.
With Pope now nearing full match fitness, Heaton will have to make a decision on his future soon.
With Joe Hart the first-goalkeeper at Burnley, Pope will be his main competitor once he is back in the first-team squad, and Heaton should look at leaving Turf Moor.
The 32-year-old is unlikely to get into the Burnley matchday squad if he stays at Turf Moor, while at Leeds, the England international goalkeeper will have a good chance of establishing himself as the first choice ahead of Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
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