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Paul Robinson has said that Robin Koch hasn’t had an “ideal start” to life in the Premier League with Leeds.

However, he has faith that he will come good after a run alongside Liam Cooper and called him a “top-class defender”.

Koch has started both games for Leeds since he signed but has conceded two penalties and Leeds have shipped seven goals in two games.

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Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It’s going to take him time to adapt. The Premier League is different to any other league he’ll have played in.

“It was a baptism of fire at Anfield for him with a brand new centre-back pairing.

“To expect him to play well away at Liverpool with an unexperienced centre-back, Struijk, alongside him… it was not an ideal start for him.

“He was unlucky to concede two penalties. I’ve seen him previously and he’s a top-class defender and a top-class player.

“I think it will just take him time to get used to the pace of the Premier League, to the way defenders are closed down, to the runs that are made in behind him.

“I think with a run of games alongside Liam Cooper, we’ll see a different Robin Koch. Like anything, it will take him time but he’s going to have to adapt quickly.”

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Koch will be well aware that he could have serious competition for his place soon.

Leeds have just announced the signing of Real Sociedad centre-back Diego Llorente who will be pushing both Cooper and Koch for a starting berth.

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