Leeds United boss Daniel Farke says Sam Byram is one of the most important players at the club this season.
The 30-year old made a miraculous return to Elland Road in the summer after leaving in 2016. Farke made the call to sign him after he impressed in pre season friendlies.
So far the Englishman has featured in all but one of Leeds’ fixtures in the Championship this season.
Farke spoke on how indispensable the defender has been to the team this season (via LeedsLive):
“Sometimes you have to be a bit careful. Whenever you ask a player if they’re ready to go, then normally everyone wants to play and says ‘yes, I’m top fit, boss. Let me play, everything’s okay’”
“Sam is really, really honest. He knows his history. When you ask, always a really good answer. Never a guarantee, but we got a good feeling that he would be in a shape at least to go for many minutes today.”
“I’m pleased that he was there each and every second on the pitch because there was this one situation when we needed his experience, quality in this position, awareness level. He’s quite important for us.”