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Bridcutt explains what he told young teammates after Leeds fans booed them

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Leeds United had a game of two halves against Bristol City at the weekend.

Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt has been speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the fans’ reaction to their first-half performance against Bristol City on Saturday.

Leeds ultimately won the match 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Souleymane Doukara, but the Whites had to work hard for their victory, not getting the breakthrough until the 59th minute, and some of their fans expressed their displeasure in the first period.

That is something Leeds loanee Bridcutt understands, although he admitted that he does not let it bother him personally.

“Personally I don’t take notice (of fans booing),” he told the YEP. “I’ve witnessed it before. It’s part and parcel of football.

“It doesn’t help some of the young players, those who are inexperienced. It can knock their confidence so at half-time I said to the boys, ‘Don’t take any notice, just keep doing what we’re doing and you’ll get the result’.”

That they did, with Doukara scoring his third goal in his last four appearances to maintain his resurgence and ensure Leeds got back to winning ways after recent defeats against Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday.

There is plenty of work still to be done at Elland Road but Bridcutt’s latest comments show just how important he is to the club and they will no doubt be hoping to make his loan move permanent at the end of the current campaign.

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