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Paul Robinson has said that 20-year-old Illan Meslier was “outstanding” for Leeds in the 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Monday night.
Meslier made one incredible save to stop Daniel Podence from opening the scoring in the first half and was only beaten by a fluke deflection.
Robinson thinks the France Under-21 international is “growing in stature and personality” in every game he plays.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “I thought they were unlucky. The thing about last night, again, they created a lot of chances but didn’t take them.
“I think they had something like 13 chances and only two on target which was disappointing.
“I thought the goalkeeper was absolutely outstanding, I think he’s really growing game by game.
“Meslier has grown in stature and personality and he made a couple of very important saves last night.
“He was unlucky with the goal, there was nothing he could have done about that.
“He made saves and kept Leeds in the game, and I see a young man who’s growing in stature and getting better every single game.”
Meslier signed from FC Lorient for around £5m this summer after joining Leeds on an initial loan.
He was promoted to the top spot after Kiko Casilla was banned for racist abuse and hasn’t looked back since.
Casilla returned from injury last night to take his place on the bench, which is where he’ll stay if Meslier continues playing this well.
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