Tom Adeyemi explains what he thinks of playing alongside Liam Bridcutt

Leeds United

The Leeds midfielder has been discussing his new team-mate.

Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi is delighted to be playing alongside Liam Bridcutt, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Indeed, the Sunderland loanee protects the back four as a more deep-lying midfielder, giving Adeyemi more license to go forward.

And that's exactly what the 24-year-old did against Hull City when he scored during United's 2-1 win in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Adeyemi told BBC Radio Leeds: "It helped me having Liam Bridcutt in behind me as it gave me the license to go forward.

"From my point of view, people see my size and build and think I'll just win tackles but I like to think I can do the box-to-box role, as well."

There was a small fuss made by boss Steve Evans when he arrived at Elland Road about exactly that - in that Adeyemi was encouraged to go forward more by the Scot.

The freedom the 24-year-old received to get forward allowed him to enter the box for Leeds' second goal against Hull and it was a moment the midfielder will no doubt cherish.

When asked if the formation Evans used could work longer term, Adeyemi was coy and suggested the Whites' focus was only on the Hull game itself.

But the Leeds man certainly looks as though he can make an impact further forward, which will be of huge benefit to Evans and his team.

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