Tuesday, 19th August, 2014

Leeds United manager David Hockaday has revealed he will look to send third-choice goalkeeper Alex Cairns out on loan later this season.

Cairns is behind experienced shot-stopper Stuart Taylor and Italian custodian Marco Silvestri in the pecking order at Elland Road and unlikely to be handed first team minutes by Hockaday.

The Leeds boss believes that Cairns, who has already had loan stints at Barrow and Stalybridge Celtic, will need to once again head out on a temporary deal to continue his development.

"Alex now, I've talked to him and really his next challenge is to go and play first team football", Hockaday told a press conference.


"So that's something we'll have a look at once the transfer window shuts", he added.


The 21-year-old shot-stopper is a product of Leeds' youth academy, making his senior debut for the club against Blackpool.

Cairns enjoyed an impressive spell with non-league outfit Stalybridge Celtic, winning several awards during a season in which he featured regularly for the Greater Manchester side.

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