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Giuseppe Bellusci takes to Twitter to open debate over Leeds' defensive potential

Leeds centre-back feels positive ahead of the coming campaign.

Leeds United impressed all over the pitch against Everton at the weekend, notably keeping a clean sheet against their Premier League opponents.

This clearly buoyed centre-back Giuseppe Bellusci, who started the game, and is feeling confident ahead of the upcoming campaign.

He sent a message on social media on Sunday night, referencing the club's improving defensive record in recent seasons.

Last year the club allowed just 61 league goals against, and Bellusci asked fans as to their thoughts on what 2015/16 has in store.

The Italian remains a divisive figure among fans, booed by a section of support in opening pre-season games, having been one of the players dropped by former head coach Neil Redfearn at the end of last season following the row about injuries.

He is part of a three way battle for two positions along with Sol Bamba and Liam Cooper, but crucially against the Toffees he was given the nod along with Bamba.

Leeds conceded 61 goals last year, and that was the 12th best defensive record among Championship sides.

The three promoted teams each bettered them, with Bournemouth allowing just 45. Middlesbrough had the meanest defence, conceding only 40 goals even including the three play-off games they played, but this record was not enough for them to achieve promotion.

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