Good Morning. It's Wednesday 28th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Greenwood's set piece lights up social media
Leeds U23's kicked off their pre-season with a win against local rivals Guiseley last night at Nethermore Park. Exciting new recruit Amari Miller made his debut for the Whites, but it was Sam Greenwood that stole the plaudits, for a sublime 20 yard free kick that would have beaten most Premier leagues keepers.
Summerville opened the scoring on 19 minutes after being hacked down in the box. He stepped up himself firing a rasping shot into the bottom left hand corner giving Guiseley's keeper no chance. Their lead would not last long though - 3 minutes to be precise. The home side broke down the right wing, squared a ball to Thompson, levelling the game from close distance.
Just before half time Leeds showed their superiority. Dead ball specialist Sam Greenwood stepped up from twenty yards. With power and precision, the 19 year old delivered a missile into the top left upright sending thousands of travelling Leeds fans, and many more on social media into ecstasy.
Leeds extended their lead six minutes from time. Summerville's hard work was rewarded with an assist after finding Allen in space, in the box. The 17 year old tucked the ball away to make the game safe. Guiseley grabbed a late consolation two minutes later, but Leeds held on for the win! Long term absentee Adam Forshaw continued on the road to recovery. The 29yo played 30 minutes of the second half.
Leeds heartened by Brekalo news
Leeds have received a boost after hearing that Josip Brekalo has asked to leave Wolfsburg. Whilst the German outfit are open to letting the winger leave this summer, he is likely to spark a bidding frenzy with many top European sides credited with links to the 23 year old. He is currently valued at 15-18m, but that figure could easily rise. The Croatian winger is not just a technically gifted but has explosive pace. Other reports liken him to Arjen Robben!
Bielsa to field strong side against Lancashire rivals
Leeds travel to Ewood Park this evening to face Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers. Bielsa is expected to field a much stronger team than the one that dispatched Guiseley at Nethermore Park last night. Niall Huggins, Jamie Shackleton and Ian Poveda are all expected to play a part this evening, along with new recruit Firpo. Rovers Manager Tony Mowbray is set to unleash Ben Brereton tonight. The 22 year old forward enjoyed a successful campaign for Chile recently during the Copa America; catching the attention of both Bielsa and Orta!
The game kicks off at 7.30pm and is being streamed on LiveNow.