‘We are talking’: Joel Piroe now shares what he is doing to help 21-year-old at Leeds

Leeds United attacker Joel Piroe says he and Georginio Rutter are always talking about how they can develop as a partnership.

Piroe was speaking to BBC West Yorkshire Sport ahead of Leeds‘ trip to Hull City this evening where he was questioned on his understanding with Rutter.


Since Piroe’s £10.5 million arrival from Swansea City last month, the two have now started all three matches alongside one another.


In that time, Piroe has netted three goals in as many matches, while Rutter has scored twice and provided an assist, which would suggest the partnership is showing some promising early signs.


Piroe is now an extremely experienced marksman at this level having scored 46 goals across 96 appearances in the Championship across the last two and a bit seasons.


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Piroe says he and Rutter are constantly discussing how they can improve their understanding in matches, with the 24-year-old also offering advice on how to be a success at this level.


He said: “I wouldn’t say teaching but yes we are talking a lot about football. He is a great lad and is open to have a chat about it as well and I think I am close to 100 Championship games now and I can give him a little bit of experience for the league to bring and what it needs. He’s very open to have that conversation.”


Rutter spoke of how much he enjoys playing alongside Piroe following the win at Millwall on Sunday, and it would appear the Dutchman feels the same.

Rutter’s assist for Piroe on Sunday shows the two are now really beginning to understand each other’s game, with the former dropping deep to enable the latter to make a late run into the box.


There is still plenty of work to do in order to perfect their partnership if the draw with Sheffield Wednesday is anything to go by, but the early signs are promising.


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