Leeds team news: Green out of Port Vale clash with injury - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Goalkeeper Rob Green will be missing from the Leeds team which takes on Port Vale on Wednesday evening in the League Cup due to an injury, according to a reliable journalist.
The 37-year-old veteran stopper was kept to the bench in Sunday’s Championship opening victory over Bolton with summer signing Felix Wiedwald picked to start between the sticks.
Now, it looks as though he’ll play an even lesser role on Wednesday at Elland Road with Yorkshire Evening Post writer Phil Hay reporting via his personal Twitter account that there would be no Green in the Leeds team due to carrying an injury.
Bit of team news – no Rob Green tonight. Carrying an injury seemingly. Wiedwald starts. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 9, 2017
Green was the Leeds first choice goalkeeper in the last campaign after joining on a free transfer from QPR last summer.
He played a total pf 47 matches in total for the Elland Road giants, keeping 15 clean sheets and conceding on 49 occasions.
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Many were impressed with the displays of the 12-time capped England international and despite some errors many thought he was key to the club’s seventh placed finish.
This was replicated by the club handing him a new one-year deal, but many have questioned whether Green is actually carrying an injury on Wednesday, or whether he is seeking guaranteed first team football.
In other Leeds news, Noel Whelan has predicted the Whites’ score against Port Vale.