Leeds defender Oriol Rey announced himself to the club today with a glorious striker in a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest in a development game. The centre-back arrived from the Barcelona academy in the summer and grabbed his first goal in emphatic fashion.
Leeds started the game with a few of the signings from abroad and some British signings along with some known faces in the side. Harrison Male started in goal with right-back Bryce Hosannah, a signing from Crystal Palace in the defence. Paudie O’Connor and the McKay twins both started along with Romario Vieira and Jamie Shackleton in the midfield and new signings Ousama Siddiki and Oriol Rey both also started the game. Alex Machuca and Adrian Balboa both started on the bench and the sides played out the 1-1 draw. Getting a clip of the goal isn’t easy but if you head over to the Leeds United twitter account or even the Leeds United app you can watch the blockbuster from the ex-Barca man.
The under 23’s have been a key area that Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani have targeted the replenishment of that squad with a keen eye. The ex-Villarreal assistant manager is the man in charge and it has been a mixed bag so far with some players settling from abroad better than others. It’s certainly a long-term project in that area of the club and as it stands not many seem like they are on the brink of stepping up into the first-team squad in the coming weeks and months.