Who are Leeds United goalkeepers Will Huffer and Kamil Miazek? Whites Bristol City options profiled

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Leeds United are facing a goalkeeper crisis with number one stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell set to miss this weekend's fixture against Bristol City - so who will start in goal?

We profile and take a closer look at the Whites options with Marcelo Bielsa deliberating over the choice of Will Huffer or Kamil Miazek should United fail to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan.

Let's take a closer look...

Name: Will Huffer

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 20

Joined from: Academy - 2017


Will Huffer signed professional terms with the club last December having received his footballing education at Thorp Arch. He said upon agreeing terms: "Leeds United has done so much for me over these last ten years, they have always been there for me when I have needed them.

“Hopefully I can kick on now, I know how much work is required and I won’t be resting, I want to reach that next level now.”

The 20-year-old goalkeeper, who is from York, has represented England as Under-17 and Under-18 level before being included in Paul Simpson's Under-20s squad in recent months.

Huffer has featured for Carlos Corberan's Under-23s side on occasion this season, although Jamal Blackman was his number one choice until his recent injury, and trains with Marcelo Bielsa's first team squad on a daily basis.

The young stopper played a starring role for England Under-17s in 2015 as he stepped off the bench in the dying moments of their World Cup play-off against Spain due to an injury to first choice Paul Woolston.

Huffer saved the penalty that sent the Young Lions to the showpiece event in Chile the following October, saying afterwards: "When it came to the penalties I was just thinking, 'I have to save more than I did in training!' Simon Smith [England’s goalkeeping coach] gave me some advice and it worked.

"It was pretty amazing when I saved it, but I can't repeat what came out of mouth when I did. I was diving and saw it coming towards me and I just thought 'here we go'. I just wanted to get it away from the goal."

Huffer featured in pre-season under Bielsa and was named on the bench for a League Cup tie earlier this season but has never made a senior competitive appearance in his career.

Name: Kamil Miazek

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 22

Joined from: Chojniczanka Chojnice (Poland) - 2018


Kamil Miazek joined Leeds United initially on trial last season following his release from Poland second tier club Chojniczanka Chojnice. The 22-year-old was handed a short term deal by the Whites until the end of the campaign in January as he made seven Under-23s appearance before being handed a year extension until the summer of 2019.

The Pole joined GKS Belchatow as a youngster before being snapped up by Dutch side Feyenoord. Miazek continued his rise through the ranks representing the Eredivisie team at Under-17 and Under-19 level before being released.

He then moved back to his homeland with Polish second division side Chojniczanka Chojnice where he made four first team league appearances before becoming a free agent in 2017.

Marcelo Bielsa handed Miazek fleeting chances during pre-season but is yet to be named in a first team squad for a competitive fixture at Elland Road.