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LUFC Grayson backing goalkeeper to bounce back

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson is confident goalkeeper Paul Rachubka will bounce back from his mistake against Coventry City on Tuesday night.

Rachubka was making his first start in the championship for Leeds since signing from Blackpool in the summer on Tuesday.

The 30 year old had very little to do in the game but dropped a howler in the closing seconds of the game when he allowed the ball to bounce off his body and Richard Wood reacted to fire an unlikely equaliser for the visitors with almost the last kick of the ball.

Grayson worked with Rachubka at Blackpool and he is backing the keeper to bounce back. Speaking on the official website , Grayson said, "I worked with Paul at Blackpool and I don`t think he ever made a mistake that could be highlighted so I have no problems there. He`s a good, experienced lad, and he`s a more than capable goalkeeper."

Rachubka is now expected to have a long run in the side, with regular goalkeeper Andy Lonergan ruled out for around six weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured finger, which he suffered in the win at Doncaster Rovers last Friday.

The start for Rachubka against Coventry was only his third appearance in a Leeds shirt since joining the club.

He made his full debut in the Carling Cup win at Doncaster Rovers in August and he replaced the injured Lonergan for the final thirteen minutes at the same venue last Friday.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 20 2011

Time: 4:41PM

Your Comments

Lets hope he can block the mistake out. Lets hope he can make a good early save.
king billy
It really was a proper howler. I think this level is too big for him, if he dies under pressure at home against Coventry whats he gonna be like away aginst the likes of Brum and Forest with a big crowd on his back ??
simonfire1
We've no other choice have we, lets hope Lonergan makes a fast recovery
Tiny T
He was a regular for Blackpool in the championship the year they won promotion so how can this level be too big for him. It was just one of those moments, even the top keepers in the world have them. Its how he responds.
dazza71
Doesn't give me any confidence and its not just the mistake, his alround game is the worry
Tiny T
 

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