Jordan Botaka says he thanked Casper Sloth after Leeds United's latest under-21 match

Casper Sloth set-up Jordan Botaka's goal for Leeds United's under-21 side in their 1-1 draw against Hull City.

Jordan Botaka has told LUTV that he thanked Casper Sloth for giving him such good service, after scoring for Leeds United’s under-21 side in their latest match.

Leeds drew 1-1 with Hull’s development side yesterday, and Sloth set-up Botaka’s goal in the contest.

The Danish midfielder crossed the ball into a dangerous area, and Botaka managed to get his head onto the delivery, and guide it into the back of the net.

And the flamboyant winger said: “It was a perfect cross, a very good cross. There was a lot of quality on it, so I thanked him for that.”

Leeds were unable to hold on to their advantage, as Greg Olley struck a second half equaliser for the Tigers.

Robert Snodgrass also continued his comeback for Hull in the fixture – but he was taken off early.

Botaka’s goal was his first in a Leeds shirt, and he will be hoping that it can spark his career at Elland Road into life.

The exciting wide-man has impressed Leeds supporters on his fleeting appearances for the first team so far, but he has failed to convince Steve Evans that he is ready to start matches.

That has been a problem for Sloth, but the 23-year-old’s continued impact for the under-21 side can only stand him in good stead.

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