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Leeds defender on vital role he and teammate play in young squad

Stephen Warnock and Mirco Antenucci are doing their best to keep the young Leeds United players' heads up.

Leeds United defender Stephen Warnock has said that he and striker Mirco Antenucci are acting as the senior figures in what is a relatively young side.

Neil Redfearn’s men fell to a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and the Whites’ boss has called for his side to hold on to more leads in the future.

As a young side, that is something Leeds will learn over time, but 32-year-old Warnock appears to have taken it upon himself to act as the old head in the team, along with 30-year-old Antenucci.

Speaking to LUTV in an interview later published by Inside Futbol, the left-back said, “We are a young team, bar myself and Mirco, so the rest of the (senior) lads around the place have to try and lift the lads and get them going.”

The major downside to having such a young squad could be in how they cope following setbacks like the one Leeds experienced at the weekend.

But in truth this side have been dealing with intense situations all season long and some of their youngest players have still excelled time and time again.

Only time will tell how the players – both young and old – deal with their latest defeat.

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