Leeds United midfielder Casper Sloth hopes to play more games after impressing against Reading.
Leeds United bounced back from their weekend defeat to Brentford with an impressive 2-0 win away at Reading on Tuesday night.
Goals from Luke Murphy and Sam Byram helped the Whites to a vital win at the Madejski Stadium, leaving Leeds five points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.
One of the most impressive players on the night was Danish midfielder Casper Sloth, but the summer signing from Aalborg didn't even start the game.
The 22-year-old was introduced after just 30 minutes, with midfielder Tommaso Bianchi suffering an injury, meaning Sloth had to be called upon.
Sloth hadn't featured for Leeds for a month before his substitute appearance against Reading, but earned plenty of plaudits from Leeds fans for his display.
Delighted for Casper Sloth yesterday. Hasn't had much of a look in, but did really well when he came on last night. #LUFC— Navan Whites (@TheNavanWhites) February 11, 2015
Sloth found it hard to get into the game in the first half but in the second he was electric. Sublime, incisive passing from the Dane. #lufc— LUFC Tommy D (@tdski_LUFC) February 10, 2015
Casper Sloth made a big difference to that game, by no means perfect but better than Bianchi #lufc— edward bigglesworth (@alibud69) February 10, 2015
Sloth now has the chance to get a run in the team under Neil Redfearn having largely been on the fringes under the Leeds boss, and told the club's official website that he was pleased with his performance against Reading, and that he hopes to play regularly after a frustrating season to date.
"It was good for me. It’s about getting minutes and getting games so I hope I can get more games now. I think I got an assist so that’s always good," he said.
"I think I’ve played some alright games but sometimes you are out of the team and that’s how football is," he said. "I just do my best in training and do my best when I get the chance. Hopefully I can get more games," added the Dane.
Leeds face a crucial clash with Millwall on Saturday, and Sloth should be part of the starting line-up after his display against Reading.