Rival makes major Leeds United Player of the Season prediction after game-changing incident

Hull City boss Liam Rosenior believes Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville is among the best players in the Championship on the back of his game-changing display on Monday night.
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The Tigers’ gaffer revealed his thoughts on the Dutch forward during his post-match press conference on Monday evening, commenting on the incident which saw Leeds go 2-1 up in the match, courtesy of Summerville’s late spot-kick.

Despite an on-field disagreement between Leeds’ No. 10 and countryman Joel Piroe, the former took control of the situation, dispatching of the penalty which he had won himself to give Leeds the edge over their Yorkshire rivals.

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“That’s the quality of Summerville,” Rosenior said, offering his thoughts on the 22-year-old surge of pace to beat Hull man Regan Slater and earn the chance to win the game from 12 yards. “It’s the one time he got that bit of space.”

“This is the best Championship season in terms of quality, that I’ve ever seen. In terms of the top four, the way that they play tactically. In games like this you have to take those chances that you create because you can be punished and unfortunately for us we were.

“I’m so proud of the lads today, so proud of them.

“They represented everything I want to see in a football team that I’m the manager of, other than the result. To come here, to go a goal down, to play our way back into the game in that atmosphere, in such an important game, to play with the control, the dominance.

“We were the better team first half, probably better team overall. They had statistically more shots, speculative things, a couple of chances. They're going to because they're such a good team, but in terms of the control, the setup, the energy, the press, we were outstanding today.”

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Summerville has been nominated for the EFL’s Championship Player of the Season award, shortlisted alongside Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Sammie Szmodics, while Rosenior has also been named among the three-man shortlist for Championship Manager of the Season.

The Dutchman has had a hand in 25 league goals this season, scoring 17 and assisting a further eight for Leeds during 2023/24.

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