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Neil Redfearn says Leeds 'keeper Marco Silvestri will get 'better and better'

Leeds United's manager has been speaking about one of their stand-out players at the weekend.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has been speaking about his goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in comments published by the club’s official Twitter account.

The 23-year-old Italian was in outstanding form at the weekend, playing a huge role in his club’s 1-0 victory away to Middlesbrough.

That performance – in which he made 10 saves – showed just how good the stopper is and how vital he has become to this Leeds side. And Redfearn has some good news for the Elland Road faithful, as he believes that when it comes to the stopper, there is far more to come.

“He’s a top young ‘keeper and he will get better and better,” Redfearn said, adding that his “all-round game is improving bit by bit.”

When you consider that most ‘keepers do not reach their prime until late-20s or early-30s, it is clear Silvestri still has plenty of time to develop.

He has now played 33 matches for Leeds and he is in the midst of a run that has seen him keep three consecutive clean-sheets.

He will be looking to make that four when Leeds take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, with a potential late surge into the play-off places not beyond the realms of possibility.

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