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Marco Silvestri assesses his debut season with Leeds United, reveals his personal highlight

Marco Silvestri has enjoyed a promising campaign with Leeds United.

Silvestri arrived at Elland Road last summer, signing from Chievo Verona, and he has assessed his season in pleasing terms to the official Leeds United website.

The former Italian youth international said: “I’m very happy. I don’t think we’ve had a great season but it’s not easy when there are a lot of new players. I think next year we can do a lot better.

“I think the match against Middlesbrough, away [was my personal highlight. It was a very good match.”

Silvestri missed just three games this season, all at the end of the campaign, and the 24-year-old was arguably one of the best players of the season.

He was one of five shortlisted as the Whites Player of the Year, and was fairly unfortunate to miss out on the accolade after his impressive debut campaign in English football.

In summing up his own season, Silvestri certainly seems pleased, although he is slightly disappointed by the state of Leeds’ campaign.

The Yorkshire-based club struggled for much of the season, with on-pitch performances mirroring the turmoil that was happening off the field of play. Aside from a strong run of form under Neil Redfearn, Leeds never found any consistency, and they spent more of the season fighting off relegation than looking for promotion.

Hopefully, now that stability appears to have been found, the Whites can start to progress under new head coach Uwe Rosler. Silvestri is of the belief that the team can do much better next season, and the Italian stopper is sure to be at the base of any success that Leeds enjoy in the coming years.

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