Lewis Cook praises improvement of Leeds United 'keeper Marco Silvestri

Lewis Cook

The goalkeeper put in an impressive performance against Huddersfield.

Leeds United picked up a big win today in their Yorkshire derby with Huddersfield Town - coming away with all three points and three goals. They won the game 3-0 with goals from Mirco Antenucci, Chris Wood and Alex Mowatt but the fact is that Marco Silvestri kept the game a clean sheet.

The Italian made some good saves in the game to ensure that they did not concede in the fixture.

He has been a controversial figure at the club in recent times. He may be a great shot-stopper but there is no doubt that he has struggled to adapt to the physicality of the Championship rough and tumble.

He has often been criticised by local pundits and fans for not coming to claim crosses and commanding his box.

Today he seemed to make a conscious decision to come and claim crosses and be more commanding in his area, which was certainly noted by Lewis Cook.

The Leeds midfielder told BBC West Yorkshire Sport after the game:

"Yeah I think he has been a lot more dominant in and around his box and winning corners. Obviously he has been an amazing shot-stopper for us throughout last and this year.

"Yeah he is improving and it is good to see."

Silvestri has the skills to be a fantastic keeper and if he has the confidence to start being a more commanding figure in the box he will go on to win over his doubters.

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