Billy Sharp has said that he wants to play more regularly for Leeds United.
Leeds United striker Billy Sharp has said that he wants to start each and every game from now on.
The 28-year-old was handed a rare start against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the Championship on Saturday.
Sharp, who joined Leeds from Southampton in the summer transfer window, gave a good account of himself against Forest, scoring from the penalty spot in the second half to earn the West Yorkshire outfit a 1-1 draw.
The former Sheffield United star’s overall performance was decent as well, as he had three shots, put in five crosses, and made one block and one clearance.
Sharp now wants to play regularly for Leeds, but he understands that he has to do what is best for the team and what manager Neil Redfearn wants him to do.
“I want to start every game, but it’s a team game and I am a squad player,” he told BBC Leeds. “It has been disappointing not to start for the last 15 or 16 games, and it was tough to come in. But I enjoyed it. It was brilliant.”
Redfearn himself has suggested that Sharp will get chances. The cool penalty against Forest has certainly highlighted the importance of the striker for Leeds.