Leeds United caretaker manager Sam Allardyce believes deciding on his number one goalkeeper will be his ‘biggest decision’ ahead of their clash versus Manchester City on Saturday.
“That for me lies to be probably the biggest decision I have to make today,” Allardyce said.
Illan Meslier has started every Premier League game this season despite showing a lack of form in recent weeks.
The 23-year-old made two errors during Leeds’ 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend which ultimately proved to be Javi Gracia’s final game in charge.
Second choice goalkeeper Joel Robles will no doubt be under consideration when Allardyce selects his starting 11 as he attempts to solve Leeds’ leaky defence.
The West Yorkshire club conceded 21 goals in April, the most in a single calendar month by an English top-flight side since Newcastle in April 1986 (also 21), as reported by OptaJoe.
Leeds remain outside of the bottom three on goal difference with four tough fixtures left to play; Manchester City (a), Newcastle United (h), West Ham United (a) and Tottenham Hotspur (h).
Mark Marston | Get Football