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Freedman earns McAllister tribute

Gary McAllister
Gary McAllister's side climbed into the play-off zone

Boss Gary McAllister paid tribute to striker Dougie Freedman after he climbed off his sick bed to inspire Leeds to a 3-2 victory over Carlisle.

"We've spoken about his guile and his touch of class but we have to applaud his physical state," McAllister told BBC Radio Leeds.

"On Friday we sent him home as he was suffering with sickness and diarrhoea.

"But he turned up on Saturday and told me he wanted to play and as soon as he looked me in the eyes I had no doubts."

Leeds United's victory over Carlisle saw them maintain their spot in the League One play-off places with McAllister's side travelling to Huddersfield on Tuesday.

see also
Leeds 3-2 Carlisle
12 Apr 08 |  League One

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