JUST IN : What Leeds United fantastic player said about the team

Karl Darlow, a goalkeeper for Leeds United, “improved immeasurably” while on loan with Hull City last season, according to Liam Rosenior, his former manager.

The Tigers manager acknowledged that it is “great” to see him go on to Leeds United and that he “learned a lot” from his time at the MKM Stadium in an interview with Hull Live on September 13.

Darlow made 12 Championship appearances for Hull while on a six-month loan from Newcastle United in January of last year. Despite Rosenior’s best efforts to convince him to stay, Darlow has since gone to Elland Road for an unknown amount.

Rosenior was very quick to praise his former shot-stopper. While Hull City had a tough campaign last season which ended in a 15th-place finish, Darlow was a standout and Rosenior was keen to keep the Englishman in his ranks.

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A move away from Newcastle seemed inevitable – Darlow would have quickly fallen down the pecking order at St James Park amid the Magpies’ Saudi takeover, and his loan to the Championship was a taste of what was to come.

He found himself as Daniel Farke’s second summer signing after Ethan Ampadu at Leeds but may have expected more game time so far this season. Illan Meslier did not earn his expected Elland Road exit, so the man many tipped to be Leeds’ new number one has earned just two League Cup appearances so far.

But Farke will feel secure if he ever needs to call on the 32-year-old because of his plethora of experience, particularly in the Championship.

Darlow will wait for opportunities similar to those he earned at Hull City under Rosenior, and after making just 9 appearances for Newcastle in two seasons, he might get tired of sitting on the bench.

In unrelated Leeds United news, YEP writer Graham Smyth provided an update on Patrick Bamford.


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