Sol Bamba sets Leeds centre-back season record in both games

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New Leeds United signing Sol Bamba has impressed in both games he has played for the club.

New Leeds United signing Sol Bamba is settling in well at the club despite tasting his first defeat at the weekend.

Bamba has only played twice so far, but has doubled the number of appearances he made for Palermo in Serie A earlier in the season.

The former Leicester City defender has been particularly impressive in one key area; making interceptions.

In both of his displays for Leeds so far, against Huddersfield Town and Brentford, he has made seven - more than any other centre-back has done for the club during the 2014/15 season.

  MatchInterceptions WonMins Played
Sol Bamba Leeds vs Brentford 7 90
Sol Bamba Huddersfield vs Leeds 7 90
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds vs Birmingham 6 90
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds vs Huddersfield 6 90
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds vs Derby 6 90
Giuseppe Bellusci Leeds vs Wolves 5 90
Liam Cooper Derby vs Leeds 5 90
Jason Pearce Leeds vs Huddersfield 5 90
Jason Pearce Leeds vs Blackpool 5 90

Leeds were particularly unlucky at the weekend not to keep a clean sheet, denied by a striker from Tottenham loanee Alex Pritchard whose goal earned Brentford a 1-0 victory.

It ended a four-game unbeaten run from Leeds, with Neil Redfearn's side blowing the chance to make it three wins in a row.

A big decision awaits the head coach for the midweek clash away at Reading, with Italian defender Giuseppe Bellusci back from suspension, Redfearn must decide which two of Bellusci, Samba and Cooper will be his starting centre-backs.

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