Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook commends Uwe Rosler's handling of his red card

Lewis Cook

The midfield operator was recently sent off against Doncaster Rovers.

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has been discussing his recent red card against local rivals Doncaster Rovers.

The Elland Road club were not in action this week in the League Cup after being dumped out of the competition in the last round.

That game was certainly a topsy-turvy event for the young midfielder.

He scored in the game but then lunged in on a tackle not long after and was given his marching orders for the first time in his career.

Now the player has discussed that episode with The Yorkshire Post suggesting he has learnt his lesson and praising his manager Uwe Rosler’s handling of the situation.

He stated:

“I’ve learned not to dive in. I shouldn’t have done it.

“The way he approached it, I thought it was right.

“I got a b******ing from him, just a little one, but after that he was great. He just said ‘it’s a learning curve and you’ll learn from this. Make sure you do.’ It felt like the right way to go about things.

“It’s not like me but it all happened so quickly. I remember getting nudged off the ball and I was a bit off balance but I did dive in. I knew straight away. I won’t do that again.”

Cook is now back in the first-team fold after serving his suspension with Leeds taking on Derby County on Saturday still hoping to get their first win of the new season.

The midfield operator will be hoping to get back into the first-team after learning his lesson from that recent Yorkshire Derby.

In his absence Kalvin Phillips has been given a chance to impress in the midfield, as Luke Murphy continues to develop first-team fitness after knee surgery.

Cook will hope to take his place back in the first-team.

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