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Luke Varney a hit with Leeds United boss Neil Warnock
5:30pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
Leeds are targeting a south-coast double at Brighton tomorrow night after dumping Southampton from the Capital One Cup.
Tuesday’s 3-0 cruise over the Premier League strugglers has sent confidence soaring for the long trip to face another side who have been stumbling of late.
The win came despite a blunder from Luke Varney that boss Neil Warnock branded “the miss of the century”. But Warnock feels that the striker, signed for £200,000 from Portsmouth in the summer, is starting to win the supporters over.
He said: “It was great to hear the applause for him because he’s the one the fans have tended to pick on. He’s easily booed when they want to boo but I’m delighted for him – it was a tremendous performance.”
Varney is still eyeing his first Leeds goal and said: “I want to repay the faith of the gaffer now. I haven’t put a shift in yet but he’s kept me going in the last few weeks.”
Meanwhile, it seems the original reports suggesting Leeds defender Tom Lees was being charged by the Serbian Police for his part in the altercation at the end of the Under-21 play-off match between Serbia and England are false.
News originally broke on Tuesday that two unnamed England players had been charged by the Serbian Police following the fracas.
Lees, along with Tottenham defender Steven Caulker, were reported to be the two players being charged, along with Coach Steve Wigley. It now appears it was a case of the wrong Tom being named. Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince is now being reported as the player, along with Caulker, to be charged.