Leeds United: McCarthy gives Whites a confidence booster - Ormsby

Alex McCarthy in match action for Leeds United.
Alex McCarthy in match action for Leeds United.
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Leeds United legend Brendan Ormsby answers your questions.

Hi Brendan,

Is Alex McCarthy finally the answer to United’s keeper problems in light of Andy Lonergan’s injury? A clean sheet at Leicester was certainly the perfect start.

C Jackson, Leeds

I didn’t really see a lot of the Leicester game but I saw the result and I’ve seen the winning Leeds goal.

I’ve also heard that McCarthy, pictured right, put in a good performance.

He has come in straight away after the Blackpool game in which the keeper (Paul Rachubka) had a nightmare first half. Simon Grayson made a brave decision taking him off at half-time but I think he was right.

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Lonergan is still injured so Simon has gone out and got another keeper and brought him straight into the side at Leicester.

it’s all about three points and a clean sheet at Leicester and hopefully that will have an effect on the whole back four.

If you have doubts over your keeper then it’s a big problem for your back four – you don’t know what is going to happen in the box.

If you lose that confidence you are thinking shall I give him a back pass or not – it just makes a lot more work for the defenders.

Simon has made the decision to bring another keeper in – I think it was the right decision and McCarthy made a great start. Whatever he did he obviously did it right so hopefully now confidence will come back.

Paul Heckingbottom.

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