Leeds United's Jason Pearce tweets after surprise outing for the reserves

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Leeds United skipper Jason Pearce played for the reserve team on Monday afternoon.

It came as a surprise to many when Leeds United captain Jason Pearce was only on the bench for the club's Championship match against Derby County on Saturday.

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn later revealed it was because he wanted to play a right-footed player with a left-footed player, opting for Liam Cooper to partner Giuseppe Bellusci, and it worked a treat.

The Whites kept a clean-sheet against the league leaders and saw Mirco Antenucci do the business at the opposite end to secure a 2-0 win.  

But following Pearce's omission, the skipper has now revealed that he took to the field for the reserves against their Nottingham Forest counterparts this week.

"Nice to play a full 90 for the reserves today," the Leeds star wrote.  "0-0 against a good young Forest team."

So he played his part in a clean-sheet as well, although it will not generate the headlines that Saturday's did, with questions remaining as to when the 26-year-old will be back in the senior starting line-up.

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