Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been talking about his recent loan additions Sol Bamba and Edgar Cani.
In comments later published by the club’s official Twitter account, the Whites’ boss spoke about the prospect of Bamba keeping his place in the starting line-up despite the imminent return of Giuseppe Bellusci and his early thoughts on his new Albanian front-man.
Bamba has played two matches for Leeds since his January loan move and he has impressed on both occasions, forming an impressive partnership with skipper Liam Cooper.
As for Cani, he had to make do with a late cameo appearance in the 1-0 defeat to Brentford on Saturday; the 25-year-old unable to make a difference in his limited time on the pitch.
Speaking ahead of Leeds’ next match, away to Reading, Redfearn said, “Sol’s playing well; he had another great game on Saturday.”
Bellusci is back from suspension but there is now no guarantee he will walk straight back into the match-day squad following the Ivorian’s arrival.
As for Cani, his manager admitted he “could have done with a game” before adding that “He’s trained hard and shown one or two nice touches on Saturday.”
The striker will have to show much more than that if he wants to be tasked with firing Leeds back up the table. But until he is given a prolonged run in the team, judgement should be reserved despite his poor goal-return elsewhere.
Bellusci is back from suspension, but Redfearn may stick with Bamba: "Sol's playing well, he had another great game on Saturday." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) February 9, 2015
Redfearn admits Cani "could have done with a game" but says "He's trained hard & showed one or two nice touches on Saturday". #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) February 9, 2015