Former Leeds United star Noel Whelan insists that Bailey Peacock-Farrell is a better goalkeeper than Felix Wiedwald, but says the Whites must sign a new custodian in this month's transfer window.

The Whites are running thin on options between the sticks following Jamal Blackman’s injury that has marked the end of a disappointing loan-stint for the Chelsea star.

Marcelo Bielsa does not have an experienced goalkeeper in his ranks, with the 20-year-old Peacock-Farrell, backed by the likes of Will Huffer and Kamil Miazek at this moment in time.

The permanent departure of Wiedwald in the summer coupled with the injury to Blackman has given the Championship leaders a tricky situation between the sticks.

Whelan, who started his senior career at Elland Road, does not regret Leeds letting Wiedwald go.

“Felix, I had no trust in him whatsoever”, Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds following the Whites' loss at QPR.

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“For me he was a weak link.”

The former Whites star also insisted that Leeds should not shy away from signing a new goalkeeper, especially considering the benefits of healthy competition within the squad.

“I think [goalkeeper] is a position that needs to be looked at.

"I definitely think we need more experience there, that's for sure”, he continued.

“I still think Bailey-Peacock has a lot to offer for Leeds United in the future, but he does still need competition, he needs to learn from a more experienced goalkeeper on the training ground.”

Leeds, who have suffered three straight defeats in all competitions, will next face Derby County at Elland Road on Friday in the Championship.