Leeds boss comments on team 'decisions,' could Silvestri & Antenucci miss out?

Mirco Antenucci

The Leeds head coach admits he faces some tough calls against Rotherham.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn admits he has one or two decisions to make with regards to his team selection against Rotherham United this weekend, according to the club's official audioBoom account.

Redfearn made the comment when asked about striker Mirco Antenucci and goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, suggesting he may consider (but not at any stage confirming) leaving the pair out against Rotherham.

The two were part of Leeds' infamous 'injured six' two weeks ago when a group of players pulled out injured on the eve of the Yorkshire side's trip to Charlton Athletic.

Redfearn isn't thinking about that when selecting his team - but does admit those who performed well against Sheffield Wednesday (Stuart Taylor being a prime example) may deserve to keep their place.

When asked about the Italian duo, the 49-year-old told reporters during his pre-match press conference: "We've got to look at everything. We've had a good week this week.

"The lads have prepared well. The lads that did well against Sheffield Wednesday will want to keep their shirts so we have one or two decisions to make."

When it came to the issue of how Antenucci and Silvestri could be received by the Elland Road faithful upon their return to the side, however, the Leeds boss played down the possibility of supporter discontent with the pair.

Redfearn explained: "No, football's football and you get on with it.

"I expect the supporters to get behind the players whichever side we put out. They get behind them, they get behind the team. They're representing Leeds United and I'm sure they will get behind them."

Leeds face Rotherham at 12.15pm this Saturday afternoon.

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