Leeds United captain Sol Bamba says he deserves to be on the bench

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The Ivorian is happy to be on bench as long as Leeds United are winning.

Leeds United take on Nottingham Forest tomorrow afternoon in a huge Championship clash.

The two teams are in top form at the moment and will be hoping to continue their recent streak with a win today.

The fixture is one of the biggest in English football and Leeds will be hoping their in form defence will keep the likes of Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes at bay.

They will likely do so without their club captain Sol Bamba.

The Ivorian has been out of action with a toe injury and upon his comeback could not oust Liam Cooper or Giuseppe Bellusci from the starting XI.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post this festive period he has made it clear that as long as Leeds are winning, he does not mind sitting on the sidelines:

“No-one’s bigger than the club and I’m definitely not. I’m not going to complain and at the minute the boys in there deserve to play. I agree 100 per cent with that. But when I get my chance I’ll make sure I do my job. I’m very focused on that.”

“As long as we’re winning I’m happy. I’ll wait for my chance.

“I joke about it with the manager, about the fact that I want to be back in, but in all seriousness it’s got to be good when he’s got three centre-backs he’d be happy to pick.

“Football’s all about competition, about playing to a level where it makes it difficult for other people to get a game. That’s what’s happening with us.”

Bamba's popularity with the fans is unwavering and his approach to being out of the team is predictably mature and professional.

In time it would seem certain that he will work his way back into the Leeds first-team but whilst the current incumbents are in good form and Bamba will just have to wait his turn.

Which he is happy to do.

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