Neil Redfearn reveals why he left Marco Silvestri out v Rotherham

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The Leeds boss explained his team selection for the Yorkshire derby.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn says Marco Silvestri was only kept out of the side against Rotherham because of Stuart Taylor, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Veteran shot stopper Taylor retained his place in goal for the Yorkshire side after impressing during their 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Marco Silvestri had taken to Twitter about the fact he may not be selected the night before the Rotherham game - and there was still the issue of whether fans would welcome him back after pulling out as one of the 'injured six.'

When asked what he thought of goalkeeper Silvestri taking to Twitter to complain about being left out, however, the 49-year-old simply told BBC Radio Leeds: "I haven't seen any of that, to be honest, I can't really comment on that.

"The squad was the same today because we'd done well last week. We got a good result, we didn't need to change it so we haven't changed it.

"You'd like to think the players out of the side would back those in it and look to get back into the side..."

Silvestri hasn't ended the Championship season as Leeds' goalkeeper, then, but his contribution to the Elland Road outfit's season will no doubt be remembered for good reasons.

The Italian has been sensational in between the sticks, although his recent social media antics have perhaps put a small stain on his Leeds career.

Should he remain at Leeds in the future, however, the club still have a very able goalkeeper on their hands indeed.

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