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Eddie Gray delivers verdict on Leeds ace, notes two key qualities

By Harvey Byrne

Former Leeds player and manager Eddie Gray has hailed the influence of current star Rob Green.

The 37-year-old goalkeeper joined the club in the summer on a one-year deal from Championship rivals QPR.

He has emerged as a surprise star for the team after making a few errors earlier in the season and he even pulled off a penalty save from Jordan Rhodes on Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 win.

Now, Gray has praised the former England international, highlighting two key qualities in his calming influence on teammates as well as bringing experience between the sticks.

“Well, it was a tremendous save,” told Gray to Leeds TV, as quoted by the Express.

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“Everyone is giving their opinion about the game, but the way the flow of the game was going in the second half, if they scored from the penalty kick, there is only one team you can think of going and winning it.

“It was such an important save for the goalkeeper.

“They didn’t create any clear cut chances, but the pressure was building.

“His influence on the team has been very good.

“He’s a calming influence on the players and he’s an experienced goalkeeper.”

Green has played in 35 matches for Leeds since joining, keeping 12 clean sheets while conceding 36.

He has established himself as the clear number one for the team with previous first choice Marco Silvestri now behind him in the pecking order.

Leeds will face Birmingham at St. Andrew’s next on Friday and Green will be hoping to impress once more as the Yorkshire giants aim for promotion.

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