Leeds United manager Neil Warnock says he knew Michael Tonge would score before the ball left his foot in the win at Bristol City.
Tonge scored his first goal for the club since arriving from Stoke City on loan earlier this month with a sweet strike from the edge of the area and Warnock says it is something he was used to when they were together at Sheffield United. Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, “I knew he would score before he even kicked it. When he came inside on his right, I just had that feeling about it.
“It was the sort of thing I had with him at Sheffield United; he always had that in his locker. He has been a little bit lacking in confidence having not played much but he is enjoying himself.”
Tonge is at Leeds until December on a 93 day loan deal after struggling to break into the Stoke side since his big money move from Sheffield United in 2008.
He has made just 18 appearances in his four seasons at the Britannia Stadium and he has had loan spells with Preston North End – twice, Derby County and Barnsley.
Tonge started his career with Warnock at Sheffield United, making over 300 appearances for the club and it looks like Warnock is once again getting the best out of the player.
Having had little match action before his move to Leeds, Tonge is looking stronger with each game and he could prove a key signing over the next few months.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It’s easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It’s easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!