Date:Sunday April 22 2012
Neil Warnock said he only decided on Saturday morning to play youngster Zac Thompson who came back into the side after serving his three-match suspension following his sending off at Reading.
Thompson was making his first appearance for Warnock at Reading over Easter and he lasted just twelve minutes before being sent off for a reckless challenge on Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff.
Speaking after the game on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock jokingly said, he had to take a look at Thompson because he had only previously seen him kick somebody. "I decided on Saturday morning to go with Thompson. I was going to go with Danny Webber but I did not know what Zac could do really, other than kick somebody."
Warnock was pleased with the young midfielder`s performance in the 1-1 draw at Cardiff, feeling he had a steady game. "I gave him a proper game to see what he could do. I thought he did well. Both him and Pugh were steady in midfield.
"He will learn. He allowed players to run off him at times but he is only young and he will learn. I thought the game did him some good. He couldn`t finish the season on the sending off at Reading," added Warnock.
The 19 year old has made nine appearances for Leeds this season and he has played at both right back and in the centre of midfield for Warnock and previous manager Simon Grayson.
The youngster signed for Leeds last season after a successful trial at Elland Road after coming through the academy system at Everton.
Thompson is out of contract at Elland Road this summer and with Warnock promising a clear out it will be interesting to see whether Thompson will be offered a new deal.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Date:Sunday April 22 2012
Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds (Thursday April 24 2014)
McDermott - Promotion by 2016 is realistic (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Pre-season to take shape next week (Thursday April 24 2014)
McDermott - I have never seen anything like it (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Kenny ready to quit Elland Road (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 24th (Thursday April 24 2014)
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals (Wednesday April 23 2014)
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me (Wednesday April 23 2014)
LUFC On This Day - April 23rd (Wednesday April 23 2014)
LUFC Leeds Loan Watch - Easter Monday (Tuesday April 22 2014)
|15. Sheff Wed||44||13||14||17||1||53|
|16. Leeds Utd||44||15||8||21||-10||53|
|Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
» Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
|DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
» Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
|Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00
|Mick - Burnley Won't Be A Soft Touch
» Ipswich : 24/04/2014 21:48:00
|Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:44:00
|Jones - You Can't Be Sentimental
» Brighton : 24/04/2014 21:34:00
|McDermott - Promotion by 2016 is realistic
» Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:30:00