Leeds boss Daniel Farke praised Archie Gray’s athleticism, citing it as one of the key reasons the team held Hull to a 0-0 draw.
Leeds United were held to a 0-0 draw away to Hull City on Wednesday night. The Whites ended up playing half an hour a man down after Joe Rodon received a second yellow card. Hull City forward Adama Traore missed a sitter at the end of the game as Leeds held on for a point.
Daniel Farke says Archie Gray’s endurance helped Leeds massively during the 30 minutes they played with 10 men (quotes via LeedsLive):
“He’s blessed with unbelievable endurance and this helps. I got the feeling with his outstanding performance at Millwall and we needed his endurance and physicality also during this game. I was hoping in the second half to bring on, perhaps a bit more creative player like Kamara or perhaps Ilia Gruev in for him, but once we went (a man down), we also needed his physicality and ability to close down the gaps. It was lots of shifting and lots of running, especially against the ball. He was pretty pretty important during this period.”
Gray has broken into the Leeds first team this season, the 17-year old has started nine games under Daniel Farke so far.