Leeds boss Neil Redfearn hails 'excellent' professional Stuart Taylor

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The Leeds head coach was pleased with the 34-year-old's performance against Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn hailed the 'excellent' Stuart Taylor after he once again filled in for Marco Silvestri on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Taylor, 34, has seen very few league games in his whole career let alone this season - when Silvestri has kept him out the side with regularity - but pulled off a performance Redfearn felt was worthy of heavy praise against Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds beat Wednesday 2-1 in the Yorkshire derby, ensuring they finish the season unbeaten against their rivals and that they also closed the gap on the Sheffield side in the Championship table.

And Redfearn felt Taylor played a significant part in the victory, displaying excellent professionalism and demonstrating his experience under difficult circumstances.

Only playing your second game in some time without regular football aiding your rhythm isn't easy - but the 34-year-old dealt with it well.

The Leeds boss said of Taylor: "I think Stuart was excellent! What he's done is be patient all year; he's been number two to Marco and Marco's played really well.

"But he's been patient and waited for his opportunity. He's a good professional. I thought his professionalism and experience shone through today. He's got to take real credit for that.

"Stuart did nothing wrong against Charlton [last week] and he played well again today."

The 49-year-old also delivered an injury update on Silvestri which suggests Taylor certainly has a chance of featuring in United's last game of the season against Rotherham.

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