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Evans jokes that Silvestri mumbled something in Italian when he came off

The Leeds boss has been discussing his goalkeeper after a 2-0 friendly win over Wycombe.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has joked that Marco Silvestri wasn't happy when he came off against Wycombe - and mumbled something in Italian when he went off (!), according to the club's official Twitter account.

The Scot was indirectly praising the Italian, who Evans praised for his performance as well as his desire to stay on and complete 90 minutes without conceding a goal.

Silvestri was replaced by young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the second half of Friday night's friendly.

And Evans told the Leeds site: "I said to the young man making his debut going on: 'don't let Marco down, he's had a clean sheet.'

"I don't think Marco wanted to come off, he said something in Italian when he went by me - I don't know what it was! He made two or three smart saves tonight."

All joking aside, Silvestri's reaction suggests a desire to win and motivation that is encouraging considering this was a friendly and not even a Championship game.

That kind of feeling seemed to be replicated by the rest of the Leeds squad, as well as Evans himself, against Wycombe and will be very handy indeed against Rotherham United next weekend.

A win against former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn would make it four in a row (including this friendly) for Evans' men - and another clean sheet would no doubt be Silvestri's personal aim.

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