Leeds head coach Milanic addresses decision to drop Warnock, believes 'very good' outcome

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Leeds boss Darko Milanic has explained his decision to change his full-backs once again.

Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic has not selected the same left-back for two consecutive games since arriving at the club late last month.

Gaetano Berardi got the nod ahead against Norwich City, in for Stephen Warnock who had started in the loss to Rotherham United.

Warnock has started in both games Leeds have lost under Milanic's management, while last night they were able to claim a draw.

Speaking about the tactical change, the Slovenian said in his post-game interview he viewed it as a necessary one.

He said: "It's extremely important all the players have a feeling they are players for the first team.

"This was my decision for this game. The wingers for them (Norwich) were extremely quick, and extremely good. Our full backs made a very good match."

Milanic admits that he is still trying to balance his large squad, but with two games in a matter of five games, it's wise to utilise it.

Leeds adjusted their formation in the second half, putting Adryan and Doukara out wide to help the full-backs out.

Berardi won five tackles at left-back, and completed 86 per cent of his passes.

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