Thomas Christiansen impressed by Leeds United goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald in training

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United are set to start Felix Wiedwald against Aston Villa later this evening.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Thomas Christiansen has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has been impressed by Felix Wiedwald in Leeds United training.

Wiedwald was restored to Leeds’ starting line-up for their match against Barnsley at Oakwell, and the goalkeeper impressed.

The German is now set to stay in Leeds’ team for their match against Leeds United later this evening.

And Christiansen says that Wiedwald has been training very well recently.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald collects the ball as Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy closes in during the English League Cup fourth round football match...

“This was the game for (Wiedwald) to come in and it was a decision we spoke about through the week,” Christiansen said. “We thought it was his moment.

“He’s performed well in training and he has learned from his mistakes.”

Wiedwald was error prone over the early part of the season, but Leeds’ results have generally been positive with him in goal.

Leeds’ worst run of form over the campaign so far came with Andy Lonergan in net.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Leeds are set to take on Aston Villa later tonight, in what will be an important match to prove their promotion credentials.

Leeds can move into the play offs with a win this evening, but beating Villa will be a major challenge.

Steve Bruce’s side are currently in fourth place in the Championship table, and have been in fine form recently.

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