Marco Silvestri stresses need to play after Leeds United cup heroics

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri celebrates with team mates after the penalty shootout

The Italian goalkeeper saved three penalties as Leeds progressed to the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri celebrates with team mates after the penalty shootout

Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has told the BBC that he does not expect to keep his place despite saving three penalties in Tuesday night's shoot-out against Norwich City.

Silvestri's heroics, in what was only his third appearance of the season, saw Leeds progress to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

However, with the Whites going well in the Championship - where Robert Green has played every single minute so far - the Italian may have to wait until the next round of the cup for his next appearance.

Leeds United's Robert Green

And, having been Leeds' first choice in each of the previous two campaigns, Silvestri admits it is a concern.

"I think Leeds for me is very important, but the problem now is I need to play," he told the BBC. "If here nothing changes I don’t know what will happen."

Asked if he thinks he will be given another chance in the team soon, Silvestri added: "I don’t think so because now the team do well.

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri saves from Norwich City's Alex Pritchard during the penalty shoot out

"In Championship we are in a great position, so I don’t expect to play now but maybe in the future, I don’t know."

Silvestri appeared to be on his way out of Leeds in the summer, having failed to feature in any of the Whites' first four matchday squads this season.

However, the 25-year-old has been included in every single one since then, leaving Ross Turnbull out of favour.

Ross Turnbull

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