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Morning Leeds-In for 30 December: Ronaldo Vieira is just getting started

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Ronaldo Vieira had his first assist of his career against Burton Albion. And what an assist it was.

Ronaldo Vieira’s usually participates in the dark arts of midfield defending, looking to win the ball and get it up the pitch to the more creative players, but his pass that unlocked the Burton defence and allowed Kemar Roofe to run onto the ball and score was a thing of absolute beauty. If he starts adding those kind of plays to his game, he’s going to be an unstoppable force in the Championship. Just be glad this Leeds regime already signed him up to a new contract last summer, and looks willing to sign him to new ones once he “outgrows” this one.

He may have gotten a slow start to his season, but the club (and fans) are now reaping the benefits of Thomas Christiansen’s patience with the young midfielder. He’s still only a teenager. He’s the best.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

The club had some fun with a new “signing” and the snow. [Through It All Together]

Match Preview of today’s game against Birmingham City. [Through It All Together]

Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post takes a look back at the past 12 months at Elland Road. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Preston North End won away at Cardiff City to creep closer to the play-off places and opens the door for both Derby County and Leeds to draw closer to Bristol City and the second automatic promotion spot. [Sky Sports.com]

Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster says that he has faced racial abuse from “fans” and opposing players since the age of 12. Disgusting. [BBC.com]

Millwall beat Queens Park Rangers in a London derby. I’m sure the Millwall fans were on their best behaviour. [BBC.com]

West Ham United’s Reece Oxford has been recalled from Borussia Mönchengladbach, but the German club says he wanted to stay. [Knees Up Mother Brown]

World Football Links

The Utah Royals, the latest NWSL team, made waves by trading for a USWNT player yesterday. [RSL Soapbox]

The Philadelphia Union are rumoured to be interested in a young Poland national team defender. That’s crazy talk, as the Union’s record transfer fee paid is $1 million. I wish I was kidding. [The Brotherly Game]