Noel Whelan slams performance of Marco Silvestri in Bolton draw

Goalkeeping Gloves

The Italian again made a mistake as doubts grow.

Leeds United drew once again today and are still looking for their first win under the guidance of new boss Steve Evans.

The game ended 1-1, after Mirco Antenucci won and then scored a penalty to equalise in a game which could have swung either way.

Bolton Wanderers were their opponents today and their goalscorer raised eyebrows. Shola Ameobi hit the back of the net for The Trotters - just one day after joining the club as a free agent.

But the goal did not shine a light on the performance of Italian keeper Marco Silvestri ... yet again.

The goalkeeper makes some fantastic saves but his claiming for crosses is simply not good enough for the rough and tumble of the Championship.

He gave away the corner from which Ameobi scored and one former Leeds player has seemingly had enough. Speaking on BBC Leeds commentary of the game former Elland Road striker Noel Whelan was highly critical of the Italian - stating:

"This punching thing isn’t working.

"He's come flying out like Superman and you're expecting him to take it into his body.

"He's come out flapping, it's gone out for a corner and then Leeds haven’t marked up properly.

"He one man you should be marking, Ameobi, isn’t marked."

Leeds currently do not have a second choice keeper of note after Ross Turnbull's broken ankle and are believed to be in the hunt for a loan signing to back up Silvestri.

The way things have been going perhaps Leeds should be looking for a new number one.

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