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Grayson lauds Leeds players after Doncaster draw

Leeds boss Simon Grayson was pleased with the response of his players as they earned a goalless draw at Doncaster following a 5-2 midweek defeat at Barnsley. Speaking to , Grayson said of the 0-0 draw: "It was good. We've always had a response from the players when we've had a bad result and today they were very good.

"I felt we had possession of the ball, we created some good chances and looked like we were the only team that was going to win it. But when we didn't have possession we looked solid as a unit.

"I don't think our goalkeeper has had a save to make all night so (it's) encouraging. It's disappointing that we could have won the game but after the other night we'll take a clean sheet and a point."

Grayson stressed the importance of the shut out by keeper Shane Higgs, saying solid defensive foundations would be crucial to their hopes this season.

"It is important because we've not had too many this year," added Grayson.

"It's vital when you come to the Championship that you build from the back. I feel we've got players who can create us chances and we had a few tonight. On another night Davide Somma would have put a couple of those away.

"It didn't happen for him but delighted we've come to a difficult place and got a point." When asked if Doncaster could challenge for the play-offs, Grayson added: "They proved last year they're a good team. I think they've progressed every season and got better. A club like Doncaster are certainly on the up - they've got a fantastic manager and they won't be too far away."

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