'He might be the answer' - Leeds United's Robin Koch impresses for Under-23s after injury comeback

Leeds United fans picked out Robin Koch for special praise on Monday.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:33 am

The Whites centre-back made his long-awaited comeback for the club's Under-23s side at Thorp Arch.

Koch has been missing since early December after requiring knee surgery but finally returned to competitive action on Monday afternoon at the club's training ground behind closed doors.

The German international completed 45 minutes in a defensive midfield role in a 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

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Here's what fans have been saying across social media in today's supporters talking point:

@JohnTLondonWhi1 Lots of talk about needing a back-up for KP next season ... Robin Koch may be the answer? We may have too many CBs anyway! #LUFC

@NakedFarang Robin Koch looks like a giant, by the way. You'd think he was playing with the U13s, never mind the U23s.

@LUFC_Brammers Robin Koch looks like a year 11 playing with year 7s

Leeds United defender Robin Koch in action for the club's Under-23s side. Pic: LUFC

@st07pat Robin Koch looks up for this ..Great to see him back getting some minutes in.

@eltel89 Crazy that we have gone from playing with 1 senior CB, to having all of these available: Llorente, Struijk, Cooper, Koch, Berardi. Edging closer to full-strength, for the 1st time this season. #lufc

@Irish_Leeds Early to judge but could Koch be the alternative at DM if missing Phillips? Would allow us to put more cash towards a creative midfielder/long term Pablo replacement #lufc

@FootyAnalyKris Koch looks ok in that phillips role, defensive positioning good and giving good angles to receive and usually looking to play forward #lufc

@matteohib94 Koch looking impressive so far. And gelhardt is so good and future star #lufc