Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has hailed the performance of Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira after the player helped The Whites to an excellent 3-0 victory over The Robins at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.

The 19-year-old England Under-20 international ace returned to the Leeds United squad for the match in the South West after recovering from a slight knee injury and the player impressed on what was his first league start of the season.

Three consecutive league defeats had left The Whites manager Thomas Christiansen with a selection dilemma ahead of the match but opting to start youngster Vieira proved to be a masterstroke with the player putting on a mature performance for the promotion chasing club.

Vieira looked very assured on the ball and was not overawed by the occasion as Leeds United made surprisingly easy work of their high-flying opponents.

After the match, Bristol City boss Johnson told the Bristol Post that he thought Vieira’s performance was superb by saying “I thought Vieira ran the show.”

The youngster has had to be patient for opportunities to impress at Elland Road since breaking through from the club’s academy system. Vieira was a regular for The Whites last term but has found new boss Christiansen a little harder to impress. The midfielder’s performance at Ashton Gate may have earned him trust from his manager and Vieira is likely to be selected again to face Leicester City at The King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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