Leeds United confirmed the return to training of goalkeeper Illan Meslier on Sunday evening.
Meslier missed the Premier League defeat against Brighton, with strong indications that he had tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
Kiko Casilla has taken his spot and conceded four goals in his two starts in two very underwhelming defeats for the Whites.
Goalkeeping coach Marcos Abad shared the video on his personal Twitter account, as he worked with the French youngster at Thorp Arch.
The Spanish coach labelled it a “beautiful day” as he worked on the reactions and agility of his two keepers ahead of the Newcastle game.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 24, 2021
Meslier has been thrown into the deep end in the Premier League, and he has definitely held his own among the best in the world.
Only three other keepers have made more saves in the Premier League this season according to WyScout, with the 20-year-old saving 71 of 104 shots faced.
Leeds leave many spaces in their defence when playing, so it isn’t the easiest job in the world to be that last line, but Meslier is doing a valiant job.
Many Leeds fans have reacted to the latest update, and they were all delighted to see their main keeper return this week.
The majority urged the Whites and Marcelo Bielsa to throw Meslier straight in from the start against Newcastle on Tuesday evening.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Start him on Tuesday
— Liam (@liam_lightowler) January 24, 2021
Can’t wait to have him back!
— TEG. (@Gr33nw00d) January 24, 2021
— tyler🇧🇷 (@lufctw) January 24, 2021
Welcome back Illan👊
— rico74leeds (@rico74leeds) January 24, 2021
Best news all week
— Connor (@cpeno) January 24, 2021
Amazing news missed you
— 💙💛Leeds Melissa💙💛 🏆 (@AlioskiLeeds31) January 24, 2021
💯 Start’s Tuesday for me
— Lee_1919 🏆 (@L33W1919) January 24, 2021
I’ve never clicked on a tweet so fast😍
— LUFCliam (@LUFCliam_) January 24, 2021
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