Date:Sunday August 26 2012
Leeds United boss Neil Warnock was full of praise for his players after the win at Peterborough United on Saturday.
Leeds won 2-1 thanks to two goals from Luciano Becchio and Warnock was satisfied with the performance after losing at Blackpool in midweek.
Warnock was especially pleased with the defence, who he believes are getting better with every game.
Adam Drury came into the defence for his first competitive game of the season in place of youngster Sam Byram. Lee Peltier moved to his more natural right back position, with Drury coming in at left back.
The central defensive partnership of Jason Pearce and Tom Lees looks to be blossoming with the young central defensive duo looking assured. Paddy Kenny in the Leeds goal, once again was there to make the difference when the Peterborough attack had a chance on goal, making two good saves.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, "I thought they all did well today. I thought the back four, even the back five, were fantastic. I thought they were solid and they are getting better each game."
Rodolph Austin continues to endear himself to the Leeds fans with another strong performance in midfield and Warnock was pleased with the wide men and strikers who had come in for some criticism from the Leeds boss following the defeat at Blackpool in midweek. "The two midfielders did well. I was disappointed with the front four the other night but I thought they were good today.
"We are a different side when Luciano plays, so let us hope he is on it a bit more.
"He could have had hat trick today but he was in the right place for his goals," added Warnock.
Becchio is once again in great goalscoring form after having a below par season last season.
The Argentinian striker has netted four goals in four games so far this season having scored just eleven goals last season, his lowest return in three full seasons at Elland Road.
Last season, Becchio missed the whole of pre-season following surgery on a hamstring injury and the hustling and bustling centre forward, who had become a huge fans favourite in his first two seasons at Elland Road, looked a shadow of that player. Despite his form he did still manage eleven goals.
The striker has enjoyed an almost full pre-season this summer, he looks much leaner and stronger, and having netted four times already he looks well set to beat his best return of 20 goals in Leeds first season in the championship in 2010/11.
Becchio is now the clubs longest serving player having joined in the summer of 2008 after a successful trial under Gary McAllister.
The 28 year old has now netted 71 times in 194 appearances for Leeds.
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Date:Sunday August 26 2012
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