Neil Redfearn reacts to Lewis Cook's Leeds United wonder goal

Lewis Cook

Former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn was impressed with Lewis Cook's strike.

Lewis Cook scored the best goal of his blossoming career last night, and one which will take some beating.

The 19-year-old midfielder unleashed a rocket of a strike from 35 to 40 yards out which sailed over the head of ex-Leeds stopper Andy Lonergan in the Fulham goal and into the net.

It was a memorable effort which ensured Leeds secured a 1-1 draw at home to Fulham after having gone a goal down.

Neil Redfearn was Cook's former academy coach and then first team boss at Leeds United, and he was asked by BBC Radio Leeds what he thought of the midfielder's effort.

Redfearn responded: "I taught him everything I know! Lewis Cook is a fantastic talent, the boy is only going to get better... I'm chuffed to bits with that [his goal]."

The former Leeds and Rotherham boss added however that he was unsure whether his former protege was being utilised correctly by head coach Steve Evans.

He said: "I'm not sure that just behind the front is his best position, but if he scores screamer from 30 yards that goes against that, but he's better from deeper position dictating play."

The goal was just Cook's second of his career and helps show why he is so highly regarded, and has attracted attention from top Premier League sides.

He is an England youth international and deserves a great team to be built around him, as the past has shown if he cannot, then Leeds may struggle to hold onto him.

 

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