Great to see that in the days where a twisted ankle or knock will sideline a player for anything upto a month, Patrick Kisnorbo is hard enough to play for both Leeds and Australia with fifteen stitches in his head.

Patrick got himself the battle scar during the opening day 2-1 victory over Exeter, and has since featured for Leeds against Wycombe Wanderers and at international level for Australia in their friendly against Ireland. Incidentally, his appearence for Australia made him the 100th player to have played at full international level for Leeds United.

Freshly re-bandaged and ready to perform, Partick is expected to start again as Leeds take on Walsall tomorrow and look to maintain their 100% start to the 2009/10 campaign.

Have to admit I’ve been really impressed with Kisnorbo so far. After Leicester City released him I was a little worried he was past his best, but he’s proved to be a valuable addition to the squad. It seems he’s also won over the players with stand-in captain, Jonny Howson admitting Kisnorbo is a leader with an ‘experienced head’.

The one thing we’ve yet to see from Kisnorbo is how he’ll fair alongside club captain, Richard Naylor who has yet to play this season through injury. Hopefully, these two will form a formidable partnership and create a strong enough defence to challenge for automatic promotion.

It should also be noted that Kisnorbo hasn’t seemed shy of the tackle despite his wound. His determination to play and seemingly fearless personality are attributes I like to see in Leeds players and Kisnorbo seems to be fitting in well.

5 Responses

  1. AusLUFC

    Good to hear he’s doing well. His head wound opened up again playing for Australia so he was taken off at half time but did have a good game.

  2. paull

    It’s good to see we have an Australian with a bit of steel in his backbone which you obviously need playing in his position. So different from Kewell who was on the physio’s bench every time he had a hot flush.

  3. Paul South Wales

    I think when Naylor’s back we’ll have an awesome backline (Crowe nees to improve on his defensive attributes). We’ve got the strikers and a decent midfield, though i’d still like to see one or two more additions to the squad before the window closes. I just hope w’ll pay for someone next.

    • ardswhite

      players of the calibre of kisnorbo (and nails) have been rare and far between in recent years, it heartens the soul to see a player give there heart and all for the cause. Grayson seems to have the measure of the players required to escape this hellhole. Early doors we are looking good hard fought victories so far.

      on an on

  4. AusLUFC

    Good to hear he's doing well. His head wound opened up again playing for Australia so he was taken off at half time but did have a good game.


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