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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn explains what he likes about new signing Sol Bamba

Neil Redfearn

The former Leicester City man has impressed since joining the club from Palermo.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has been waxing lyrical about January signing Sol Bamba this week. The Leeds United boss told his weekly press conference, as recorded by Leeds United's official audioboom site, how important the Ivorian has become to the club since he arrived from Palermo on loan in January.

He stated: "He's been massively important.

"You know he has been instrumental to the run. I think he is an experienced guy, he's given us a physical presence at the back that perhaps we were lacking.

"He's given us some height and some strength and also he can play. He understands the position and I think he has been a fantastic addition."

Indeed Bamba has been impressive. The former Leicester City man arrived with Palermo team-mate Granddi Ngoyi at the Yorkshire club and slotted straight into the first-team at Elland Road. With impressive Championship experience from his time at Leicester, it is perhaps no surprise to see him doing so well at his new club.

In fact, he is doing so well that he was even handed the captaincy for the recent win at Reading.

Bamba has played in three games for Leeds this season. Victories against both Huddersfield United and Reading sandwich an unlucky defeat against promotion-chasing Brentford at Elland Road.

Considering, however, the fact Bamba had only played one game for Palermo this season, and therefore seriously lacked match fitness upon his Leeds arrival, his form since joining the club has been tremendous.

Now the dynamic central defender will hope to keep The Lions in their pen when Leeds take on Millwall this weekend.

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