Blackwell praise for Oster
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kevin Blackwell has praised winger John Oster for his display against Millwall.Leeds United manager Kevin Blackwell has praised winger John Oster for his display against Millwall.
The Whites boss was critical of the on-loan Sunderland man earlier in the week for being involved in a fracas outside a nightclub.
Oster replied with Leeds' opening goal against The Lions on Sunday, however, it was not enough as Jody Morris' late goal ensured a share of the spoils.
"He needed to do well for us today," said Blackwell to the club's official website.
"Any player who puts himself in a stupid position like he did needs to give everything for the team and to be fair he did.
"I thought John applied himself very well today, and I am sure he's glad to be playing football rather than getting involved with other things outside of the game.
"As I have said before, we have had enough of that kind of thing at Leeds and we are trying to redress it. He knew he had done wrong and he apologised for it."
Meanwhile, Morris does not regret taking the match-levelling penalty at Elland Road, despite regular penalty taker Danny Dichio available to take the spot-kick.
Morris had been getting stick from the Leeds fans for his failed eight-month stint in West Yorkshire and wanted the chance to secure a point for his side.
"Danny Dichio is our penalty taker but he must have heard the stick I was taking from the crowd during the game so asked me if I wanted to take it," explained Morris to the Evening Standard.
"I had heard a few things being said which obviously wasn't nice. It's always good to get a late goal especially when you've been getting stick. I don't regret anything."