Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims Newcastle keeper would be 'ideal' for Leeds if Casilla banned

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Paul Robinson has said that someone like Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow would “be “ideal” for Leeds if current number one Kiko Casilla was hit with a significant ban. 

Casilla has been charged by the FA with using racist language and would be hit with a minimum six-game ban if found guilty.

He has denied the allegations and requested a personal hearing.

Leeds do not have a number two with any senior experience and Robinson thinks the club may well have to sign someone in January should the worst happen.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I think that would be a big blow to Leeds because of his [Casilla’s] form, he’s performed well this year. I think that losing him for any kind of spell would be a huge blow.

“He’s strenuously denied it so you don’t know what has gone on. If he is out for any length of time I suspect they will look to bring somebody in January with experience.

“I think you’d have to look into the Premier League, somebody who has experience, maybe someone who has Championship experience and try and take one of the best available.

“You just have to look and see what’s out there but a keeper who knows both Championship and Premier League would be a good fit.

“Somebody like Karl Darlow would be ideal but you don’t know – the manager’s got such a big scouting network – but I would bring somebody in who knows the league”.

Leeds were linked with a move for Darlow over the summer, with speculation that the club was looking to offload Casilla. [Footbal Insider]

However, Darlow has been Newcastle’s number two this season, playing in the EFL Cup and sitting on the bench in the Premier League.

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