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Leeds boss sheds light on goalkeeping situation

Leeds boss Sam Allardyce says he has a ‘big decision’ to make over Illan Meslier ahead of the weekend.

Sam Allardyce has said that his call over who will be in goal is his “biggest decision” ahead of his first game as Leeds United manager. Big Sam replaced Javi Gracia after a run of five games without a win in the Premier League.

Meslier  has come under criticism after a few costly mistakes in recent games. The decision lies with Allardyce to decide whether to take the Frenchman or Joel Robles ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.

“I don’t ever see a problem in training because there’s no real pressure there like there is in a game,” Allardyce said on Friday.

“There’s the goalkeeper coach working with him, there’s nothing you can see to suggest or say anything other than you look at him and like all the keepers do together, he goes through the routine.

“There are a bit daft, a bit mad aren’t they, because they love doing what they do. If you did that for an outfield player they’d get really bored but goalkeepers love it and they’re a right good pack together.

“They’re like a little family of their own and that will help him hopefully but that for me lies to be probably the biggest decision I have to make today.”

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