Ben Parker has told the LS11 podcast on Thursday morning that Leeds United defender Max Wober went “under the radar” against Brentford during last Sunday’s 0-0 draw – in what was the new signing’s first Premier League start.
Wober, 24, joined the club earlier in the January window for an initial fee of £10million – which could rise to a figure closer to £17million. He impressed on debut as a sub, coming on against Cardiff City in the middle of the park.
At left-back against Villa, he has now started our last two games at centre-back. He lasted almost an hour against Cardiff in the 5-2 win. Then, he played for the entire 90 minutes against Brentford on Sunday, keeping a clean sheet.
Remarkably, and especially for Leeds, it is somewhat astounding that Leeds are yet to concede a goal with Wober on the pitch. Hopefully that continues on Saturday lunchtime when Leeds take on Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup.
That is of course, if Wober plays. It might be that Jesse Marsch shuffles the pack and gives Liam Cooper a run out at centre-back. Ex-Leeds defender Parker gave his verdict on Wober’s first Premier League start, against Brentford.
“Cool and calm. He won his headers, found teammates instead of trying to lash it away, loves a slide tackle, times them so well. Fans love that. He’s been in a leadership group. He did the basics well, went under the radar – he was brilliant”.
Parker: Leeds defender Wober went under the radar against Brentford
He went under the radar in that he was no-nonsense, no fuss. He did all the basics right as Parker says, without making a mistake. A brilliant start and long may he continue to play without conceding a goal. Hopefully, against Forest.
Wober is likely to be rested come Saturday but then start against Forest – a crucial game in the fight against relegation. A game Leeds really cannot afford to lose. But if Wober plays like he did against Brentford, we have every chance.