Felix Wiedwald deserves great credit for recent improvements at Leeds United

Felix Wiedwald, goalkeeper of Bremen saves the ball during the penalty shoot-out after the pre-season final match between SV Werder Bremen and Valencia CF as part of the Audi Quattro Cup...

Leeds United stopper Felix Wiedwald has become more assured in recent weeks.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald collides with his own player Pontus Jansson whilst clearing a corner during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff...

Felix Wiedwald deserves a great deal of credit for turning things around at Leeds United this season.

Wiedwald came under fire in his opening few months at Elland Road, after a series of shaky performances.

The German stopper did not look at all comfortable in English football at first, and he particularly struggled when dealing with crosses.

Felix Wiedwald of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

Wiedwald was taken out of Leeds’ first-team for a stage and replaced by Andy Lonergan, and that break seems to have done him the world of good.

Wiedwald has actually looked far more secure in recent weeks, and is steadily turning into a reliable stopper for the Whites.

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.

Wiedwald is now Leeds’ undisputed number one, and he arguably deserves more credit than he has got for recovering after a poor start at his new club.

There was no doubting that the 27-year-old was under extreme pressure to improve his performances, but he did not crumble and responded well.

Wiedwald has now proven reliable for a number of weeks, and if he continues to progress until the end of the season, Leeds’ may no longer need to look for a new number one in the summer.

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