Sky Sports presenter Scott Minto believes Garry Monk will stand by Rob Green

Leeds' Robert Green applauds fans

The former footballer was commenting after the Leeds United goalies recent howler.

Sky Sports presenter Scott Minto has been discussing the form of Leeds United goalkeeper Robert Green.

The former England international made a howler of Jack Colback’s hoisted pass against Newcastle United at the weekend, spilling possession at the feet of deadly marksman Dwight Gayle for the Toon’s opening goal of the game at Elland Road.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal after Leeds United's Rob Green fumbles the ballNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal after Leeds United's Rob Green fumbles the ball

It was a poor piece of goalkeeping from the veteran and since then some fans have been calling on Marco Silvestri to get a first-team chance again after his EFL Cup heroics of late.

But Minto, who played for Leeds’ next opponents Rotherham United in his career, told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he could not see that scenario playing out:

“The first goal was a killer but if someone makes a mistake I’m a great believer in the view that pulling them out of it is the worst thing you can do.

“I actually thought he reacted pretty well to the mistake and he’s experienced enough to deal with it. If this happens four or five times in a short period than obviously that’s different but it’s one defeat to a very good team in Newcastle and Garry Monk will be realistic about that.

Leeds' Robert Green applauds fansLeeds' Robert Green applauds fans

“If Rob Green is his best goalkeeper before that game then he’s his best goalkeeper after it too. That’s the way I see it.”

Green has always been error prone but, after a shaky start, he has become a key member of Leeds’ starting XI recently.

He has also formed a solid partnership with his two central defenders in Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson.

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

For now, as Minto estimates, Leeds’ boss is likely to stand by his experienced stopper for the tie with Yorkshire rivals Rotherham this weekend.

But if more clangers continue to happen then Green will have to start being concerned.

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