In his first press conference as new Leeds boss, Sam Allardyce hints that he could make one major change in the goalkeeping department.
23-year old Illan Meslier has been Leeds’ first choice keeper over the last three seasons. However, he has come in for criticism lately due to high profile errors leading to goals against Leeds in recent weeks. His most recent mistake came against Bournemouth, when he flapped at a corner, gifting Jefferson Lerma a second goal in the space of four minutes.
Allardyce acknowledged Meslier’s recent form, and says he will find a way to address the situation (via YEP):
“Based on what he says to me and how I feel, it would help me make the decision going forward,”
“Unfortunately he’s made mistakes and cost a couple of goals, at the wrong time. The most important position is there if we’re going to stop the goals going in because we’re not going to stop every shot.
“Whether it’s right for me to keep him in and hope he has a big game and gets back to what he can be. I always thought he was a magnificent goalie given how young he was. We’ll make a decision Friday probably,”