Neil Redfearn reacts to Mustapha Carayol's goal, discusses Lewie Coyle's full Leeds debut

Neil Redfearn

Leeds United beat Rotherham 2-0 at Elland Road today.

Rotherham United boss Neil Redfearn has told Radio Yorkshire that his side is lacking the quality of Leeds loanee Mustapha Carayol, whilst also reflected on Lewie Coyle's full Leeds debut after his side's 2-0 defeat today.

Redfearn returned to Elland Road for the second time since losing his job as Leeds manager at the end of last season, having beaten the Whites 1-0 earlier this term.

However, his Millers side lost out in the FA Cup today, as a stunning first half goal from new Leeds loan signing Mustapha Carayol opened the scoring, before striker Souleymane Doukara made it 2-0 late on.

The result means Rotherham crash out in the third round, and Leeds advance into the fourth round, with Carayol to thank.

Gambian winger Carayol joined Leeds on loan from Middlesbrough on Friday morning, and was immediately handed a start by manager Steve Evans - and his faith was repaid, as Carayol scored an outstanding opener to set Leeds on their way.

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire after the game, Rotherham boss Redfearn admitted that Carayol's goal was 'fantastic', and stated that he is lacking a player just like the 27-year-old.

"Fantastic strike from Carayol," said Redfearn. "We know he's capable of that. We gave him too much space in and around the box, but it's still a super strike. You look at the goal today from Carayol, it's a bit of quality. It was a touch of quality that won the game, and it's that touch of quality that we need to add to this squad."

The game also saw Leeds defender Lewie Coyle make his full debut, and having been nurtured at Elland Road by manager Redfearn, he was delighted to see the 20-year-old feature this afternoon.

"Great to see another of mine getting in! When I say one of mine, they are; because I was there six years, and that's six years worth of players. The kid's doing great. If I'd have been here, he'd have had his chance this year, along with others probably. So it's fantastic to see him come in, I thought he looked assured, I thought he played well and obviously that's coming from the opposition manager, so good luck to him," he added.

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