Tuesday 31

Leeds United

Leeds midfielder Phillips feeling recharged after break

21st February 2020, 20:09 by Bobbie Jackson

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips admits his recent sending off was a “bad mistake” but says he feels recharged after a short stint away.

Phillips has emerged as one of the top performers at Leeds since graduating from the academy to make his senior debut in 2014.

The combative midfielder’s exploits have led to suggestions that he will be snapped up by a Premier League club next summer if Leeds fail to win promotion.

Some have even called for Phillips to get international recognition with England ahead of Euro 2020.

It’s no surprise his recent absence from the team, missing three matches, coincided with a decline in form for the West Yorkshire outfit.

He was sent off in the 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on January 18 and subsequently suspended for three games.

Leeds lost two of the three fixtures and were at risk of relinquishing their grip on an automatic promotion spot.

The 24-year-old returned to the starting XI to help Leeds earn a spirited 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Brentford and was also integral as they beat Bristol City 1-0 last time out.

Although he admits his unavailability wasn’t positive in terms of results, Phillips feels it was beneficial for his physical and mental state.

Phillips told LUTV: “Obviously, you know I got the red card which was disappointing – a bad mistake from me. I think the break that I had, it kind of let me regenerate physically and mentally, and come back and try and do the best for the team.

“We’ve had two good results in the last two games, so hopefully we can keep it going.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Leeds United

Leeds United

Leeds show others the way in wage cut

26th March 2020, 14:31

In a climate of fear about club's futures, it's refreshing to see Leeds United's squad and coaching staff deferring their wages for the forseeable future.

Leeds United

Season gets the go-ahead but do some still want it called off?

19th March 2020, 20:27

Would football officials really have had the temerity to just cancel a season and call it null and void with less than a quarter of the campaign to go?

Leeds United

Whites duo tipped to get England call

19th March 2020, 15:59

Former England defender Danny Mills has tipped Leeds duo Kalvin Phillips and Ben White to be included in the England squad for the next European Championships.

Leeds United

No rest for Leeds stars with Bielsa at the helm

19th March 2020, 10:17

Marcelo Bielsa is a renowned stickler for detail and it seems the Leeds United boss is refusing to let up amid the coronavirus break.

Leeds United

Leeds United’s Forshaw vows to return a ‘different player’

17th March 2020, 18:00

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has vowed to return from injury a "different player" as he recovers from hip surgery.

Leeds United

Leeds chief Kinnear wants season to reach a conclusion

16th March 2020, 18:21

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear says it is vital for "the integrity of the football pyramid" that the season is played to a conclusion.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Newmarket 'sensible' choice for racing return

31st March 2020, 16:41

Trainer Paul Tate says Newmarket could be the smart choice when it comes to selecting a venue for the return of horse racing.

Horse Racing

Henderson hopeful of Altior return to form

31st March 2020, 16:09

Trainer Nicky Henderson believes there are plenty more good days ahead for Altior despite a disappointing 2019-20 season.

Horse Racing

Mums Tipple set for Ascot trip

30th March 2020, 16:45

Trainer Richard Hannon has suggested Mums Tipple will be heading to Royal Ascot in June for a shot at the Commonwealth Cup.

Horse Racing

Randwick Championship Days reduce prize money

30th March 2020, 12:04

The scheduled Championship Days at Royal Randwick in Sydney next month will take place as it stands without spectators and for less prize money.


Burnley duo Brady and Hendrick on Bruce’s Newcastle hit-list

29th March 2020, 18:47

Newcastle United are reportedly plotting to swoop for Burnley midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick on free transfers this summer.


Dougherty hopes to see majors in 2020

29th March 2020, 17:37

Former European Tour winner Nick Dougherty says the golf authorities must come together to find a way of playing all four majors.

Horse Racing

May 1 return pencilled in

29th March 2020, 17:27

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed they hope to return to action on May 1 after putting together a plan of action.

Inter Milan

On-loan Nainggolan may need to take pay cut to secure Cagliari switch

29th March 2020, 17:15

Radja Nainggolan reportedly must face a wage decrease if he is to join Cagliari on a permanent basis from inter Milan.