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Leeds United: Joe Urquhart says defence is protecting Meslier

Leeds United: Joe Urquhart says defence is protecting Meslier - Leeds United

Joe Urquhart joined the Inside Elland Road podcast and discussed Leeds United’s game against Huddersfield Town before the league had to be suspended due to recent developments.

The Whites are still at the very peak of the mountain over in the Championship as supporters wait for clarification as to what will happen to the current campaign next.

Still, Urquhart remarked that Leeds’ defence made Illan Meslier’s jump into the senior squad that much easier by doing all the hard work and not letting the opposition get any real chances against them.

Here’s what he said on the Inside Elland Road podcast (13/3/2020): “He had absolutely nothing else to do and the week before he had absolutely nothing else to do, he poked a few crosses out, almost like the defence is just sort of woken up again and realised, you know, we need to protect the goalkeeper.”

The young goalie has been between the posts for Leeds for a total of three games, two of which were played in the Championship and both ended with victories and a clean sheet for the 20-year-old lad.

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Urquhart believes that is simply due to the fact his defence is working extra hard to make sure he isn’t put into an awkward position and this is making his transition to the senior team that much smoother.

Whatever they are doing, it seems to be working but either way, they will have to wait for a bit longer to step onto the pitch once again.

Leeds fans, what have you made of Meslier’s recent displays? Are you confident he’s good enough to feature regularly? Let us know down in the comments below!


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