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Neil Redfearn comments on Sol Bamba's debut performance

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Leeds United boss highly impressed with new signing Sol Bamba.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has hailed the performance of new signing Sol Bamba, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds. 

The defender went straight into the side after his loan move from Palermo, and helped them to a 2-1 win over rivals Huddersfield Town.

Redfearn said he felt the defender instantly made Leeds a better team, improving the backline as a whole.

He said: "I thought he played really well, what he gives you is physical presence at the back, he's experienced, he's got a turn of pace, and he organised.

"We look more about us, more capable at the back and we look like we can see things off. Sol's a big part of that."

The statistics back up Redfearn's observation that Bamba was a big part of Leeds' defence holding strong.

He made 13 clearances in total, more than any Leeds player, while his seven interceptions was only two less than the rest of the defence combined.

The Ivorian made two tackles and won four aerial duels, with his effectiveness shooting down fears he could struggle having only played one game all season for Palermo.

With previous Championship experience under his belt with Leicester, Bamba appears already to be a shrewd addition.

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