Good Morning. It's Tuesday 20th August, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines...
Last gasp winner for Bogusz
A last gasp free kick from Mateusz Bogusz gave Leeds U23's the perfect start to the Professional Development League season against Millwall. Strujik opened the scoring just before half time after some good work from Alioski. Carlos Corberan made three changes at half time with Eddie Nketiah, Mateusz Bogusz and Gaetano Berardi replacing Shackleton, Alioski and Helder Costa. It wasn't long before Nketiah made his impact known. The 19yo calmly slotted the ball beyond the Millwall shot stopper with 56 minutes on the clock.
Against the run of play Millwall were soon on level terms. They were awarded a spot kick following an alleged foul from Hasannah, and although Meslier managed to tip the ball onto the bar, he couldn't prevent the rebound. With 5 minutes left Wall were level thanks to a well executed strike from the edge of the box leaving the keeper without a chance.
Thankfully deep in stoppage time Bogusz was on hand to curl a free kick beyond the stranded Millwall keeper. I cannot think of many first team keepers that would have got close to that. Bielsa, hope you are taking notes - your first team have not scored direct from a free kick since Boxing Day 2017.
Will Bogusz get his opportunity in the first team? Is he good enough? If you were Costa, would you be annoyed at the lack of first team action? What about Clarke?
Frank conversation from Brentford boss
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has been talking to the press ahead of tomorrow evenings game at Elland Road...
The beautiful fairytale is we are winning 1-0 from a set piece and Pontus scores.
I know we are only going to get better and better and better this season. It’s up to me to do it as quick as possible. I think the second half performance at Middlesbrough fills me with confidence, the first half against Birmingham fills me with confidence, and the last 25 minutes against Hull fills me with confidence ahead of the Leeds tie.
We played two games last year that were very even, we respect them, they play fantastic football. I admire the manager Marcelo Bielsa massively, but we are confident and believe we can go up there and win. We know its massively difficult to go up there, but we are looking forward to it!
Value for money?
According to The Sun Leeds have the option to buy Jack Harrison at the end of the season for 20m. Obviously, this would only be a scenario if Leeds go up. Is 20m good value for money for the winger? Let's not forget that Costa will become a Leeds player at the end of this season for 15m. Which signing is better value for money?