Leeds' Marques on comeback trail

18 November 2009 09:19
Leeds United defender Rui Marques continued his comeback from injury on Tuesday, playing the full 90 minutes of a friendly against Middlesbrough.The 31-year-old Angola international has been out since August with an Achilles injury. [LNB]Reserve team manager Neil Thompson told the club's website: "Rui came through fine which is important and it was good to see him back." [LNB]David Sommer scored two of Leeds' goals in the 4-3 defeat. [LNB]"There was a lot of positives to take out of it," Thompson added. [LNB]"It's Rui's first game and Dave's second game back after injury so it was pleasing."[LNB] It is difficult for the boys who want to be playing first team football Reserve team manager Neil Thompson A trialist winger scored Leeds' third goal, while the club were also having a look at Argentine defender Walter Garcia. [LNB]"He did okay," said Thompson. "It was a different type of game to what he is used to. [LNB]"He did some good things and some not so good things. It's important to see him in a game situation." [LNB]Several other players on the fringe of the first team also played, including Andy Robinson, David Prutton and Alan Sheehan. [LNB]"It's important the lads get minutes under their belt," Thompson added. [LNB]"It's important they get minutes in because you never know when they may be needed. [LNB]"It is difficult for the boys who want to be playing first team football, but they realise they have to keep themselves topped up by playing these matches."

Source: BBC_Sport