By Harry Sykes
Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green has delivered a message to Leeds fans after he missed the Port Vale Carabao Cup game through injury.
Green was expected to play in the game after missing the opening Championship tie of the season.
Felix Wiedwald played in the league game on Sunday and was in attendance bewteen the posts again last night after news of Rob Green’s injury was posted about an hour before the game.
Yorkshire Evening Post writer Phil Hay announced the news on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday evening.
Bit of team news – no Rob Green tonight. Carrying an injury seemingly. Wiedwald starts. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 9, 2017
Green was Leeds’ first choice goalkeeper last season after joining on a free transfer from QPR.
And fans started fearing the worst after the late injury news, with speculation that he could be seeking a move after seemingly losing his first-team place to Wiedwald.
The message to fans today should assuage those fears, as Green tweeted, ‘Disappointed to miss the game last night with injury, but working to get fit and back in contention as soon as possible.’
Disappointed to miss the game last night with injury but working hard to get fit and back in contention as quickly as possible
— Robert Green (@Robert1Green) August 10, 2017
At 37-years-old, Green is in the twilight of his career but his performances were good enough to win over the Leeds faithful last season.
He made 46 Championship appearances as Leeds narrowly missed out on a play-off spot after a collapse at the end of the season.
He kept 15 clean sheets and would have been expecting to be Leeds No.1 for a second season, but it looks like manager Thomas Christiansen has other ideas.
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