Kenny shines during Leeds win

Sun, 12 Aug 07:50:44 2012

Summer signing Paddy Kenny shone on his home debut to frustrate Shrewsbury as new-look Leeds breezed through to the next round.

Kenny, who joined the Whites from QPR, made smart saves from Mark Wright, Jermaine Grandison, Marvin Morgan and Luke Summerfield. Leeds secured a 4-0 victory thanks to goals from Luciano Becchio, Luke Varney, David Norris and Ross McCormack.

While Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner hurried away without making any comment, manager Neil Warnock said he was delighted with the outcome. He said: "It was just what we needed because Shrewsbury are a good side. They are buzzing after promotion and Paddy had to make a couple of really good saves."

Warnock added: "When you have the best keeper in the country you always have a chance. I wouldn't swap him for any keeper in the Premier League. It was a shock to see him spill one because he never does that. It showed he is human after all, but he is without doubt my best signing of the summer."

In the 76th minute Leeds introduced controversial Senegalese international El Hadji Diouf, who has joined them on a non-contract agreement and needs to win over the fans.

Warnock said: "He trained with us on Thursday and Friday and I will make a decision on him before next weekend because if I sign him (permanently) I will want him to be involved against Wolves.

"We have no money at the moment so he won't be retiring on the wages we can offer, but he is available on a Bosman transfer and he has genuine quality.

"He has always been a wild card and we have had our moments in the past, but I met him at a function a few weeks ago, I told him what I disliked about him and how I felt he could improve and it was a good conversation.

"I also spoke to a few people who know him well and they told me how good he is in the dressing room."

 

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