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Leeds round-up: Cellino blocked move for Van Dijk, Radrizzani tweets after loss, Wilks wins man of the match

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Leeds round-up: Cellino blocked move for Van Dijk, Radrizzani tweets after loss, Wilks wins man of the match

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Massimo Cellino blocked moves for Virgil Van Dijk and others

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Virgil Van Dijk was one of several players turned down by Massimo Cellino after they were recommended to him, ex-Leeds boss David Hockaday has revealed in an interview with The Guardian.

Cellino told Hockaday he had the final say on transfers when the two worked together at Leeds.

But Hockaday has now revealed that pleas for Liverpool star Van Dijk, as well as Wolves skipper Conor Coady and Watford duo Craig Cathcart and Andre Gray, were ignored.

Andrea Radrizzani tweets after QPR loss

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Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has praised the fans and remains defiant despite a damaging loss against Queens Park Rangers which dented their title hopes.

The Whites were beaten 1-0 by QPR at Loftus Road with Luke Freeman’s goal ending seven straight losses for the home side.

 

Radrizzani tweeted: “Keep faith and work hard come on @LUFC ! proud of the boys and all fans who made it to Loftus road, as always phenomenal!”

Mallik Wilks scoops man of the match award

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Doncaster Rovers striker Mallik Wilks scooped the club’s man of the match award in yesterday’s League One clash with Shrewsbury Town, the club’s official website revealed.

The 20-year-old is on loan from Leeds but could not prevent Doncaster from losing 2-0 to Shrewsbury.

Nonetheless, Wilks was still recognised as man of the match by the fans, earning an impressive 58 per cent of the vote.

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