Follow the latest from the Leeds United manager’s post-match debrief at MKM Stadium after the Wednesday night clash with Liam Rosenior’s Hull City
Daniel Farke’s Leeds United press conference is taking place at MKM Stadium after tonight’s clash with Hull City. Follow everything the manager has to say about Wednesday night’s match below as we bring you most of the questions and answers in full from the debrief.
Before the match, Farke made two changes to the team which beat Millwall on Sunday in the Championship. Jamie Shackleton came back into the side at left-back, where Sam Byram was rested in light of the intense schedule this week.
Elsewhere, Daniel James started his first match since injury. Crysencio Summerville was the man to make way for the Wales international on the flank. Liam Cooper also returned to the matchday squad and took his place on the bench after recovering from a ruptured plantar fascia on the opening day.
The first half began with the hosts in lively fashion without testing Illan Meslier. However, Leeds slowly wrestled control away from Hull and began to test Ryan Allsop. There were three good saves made and the sides went in level at the break 0-0.
The second half saw Joe Rodon sent off after two yellow cards, which inevitably changed the flow of the game. However, the Whites held out and the game ended 0-0. Follow everything the manager has to say below.
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Look out for a full transcript from Farke in the morning.
Rutter and Summerville are Premier League athletes. So is Anthony. What you can’t do is throw the kitchen sink at them.
Rosenior – reflections?
So close to beating a very good team. They were better in the first half. Second half we were better, even before the red. Got to grips with our press and possession play. From the red onards it was domination as it should be. Daniel’s players were a credit to him.
Normally during the game I do no explain too much, I told him his time would come at the break, so he was disappointed, but I wanted to tell him straight away the plan was changing. Not playing 90 is not a huge issue given we go again on Saturday. Wanted to give him a good feeling straight away.
Yes, it was a difficult decision because he was one of our best at Millwall. I spoke to him after training in the morning and he said he does not feel ready to start again wth another 90. I trust his choice and when we see where he comes from we have to credit him for playing regularly at such a high level. Three games in six days is too much for him.
Perfect reaction to being left out. Difficult pre-season, knock on his shoulder, some issues. Made sense three games in six days should have him on the bench. Had to bring him in earlier than I wanted, but his reaction was excellent. On and off the ball. Worked so hard for the team.