Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri claims the side needs to stay united as the club fights to pull away from the bottom three in the Championship.
Leeds are just above the relegation places and the goalkeeper has been quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, stating his belief that staying compact as a unit is the best way for the team to move forward.
“We need to stay together with the team and the coach and play together,” Silvestri told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“With this system, we are more compact and play better.”
“The coach wanted the players who had a good match with Sunderland to play again and I think we played well. We have to keep fighting.”
Leeds United’s main stars haven’t had the best of times so far this season forced to play under three different managers with three different systems.
Current boss Neil Redfearn recently suggested that a formation offering Leeds extra width was the right way forward as opposed to a midfield diamond, which had been used for the majority of the campaign.
However, Silvestri clearly believes that formation is only partly how the side is going to move forward.
A strong unity and togetherness will help the side when they face adversity over the rest of the season, as they look to inspire confidence in each other for big games still to come.
Leeds may still add one or two players in the transfer market, but Leeds have a very big and very young squad, which should have enough talent and quality to avoid a drop down into League One.
The boss has started to take risks with his line-up and formation, designed to try and get the side to do something different and as long as Silvestri’s calls for unity and togetherness are met, Leeds are giving themselves every chance of getting the right results.