Gnonto has found his time on the pitch limited of late, with Farke preferring the trio of Crysencio Summerville, Daniel James and Joel Piroe over him in the attacking areas, with Georginio Rutter shouldering the responsibility of scoring.


Gnonto wanted to leave Leeds following their relegation, but eventually agreed to stay and was expected to play a key role.




The Italy international though is regularly warming the bench, but has still impressed Farke by his positive and team-focused attitude despite not playing.


“What I like a lot about Willy at the moment is his attitude”, Farke said at a press conference.



“He was always used to shine, always the poster boy. It’s not easy when he’s on the bench.


“But when we score and do positive stuff, the first one celebrating on the pitch is Willy.



“I like our team spirit that we are also happy for the team-mates. It’s also a good solution to find our best way back.”


The manager further took time to urge Gnonto to stay patient and stubborn and keep on going with the confidence that he will get back to his best.


“He has to be stubborn and patient and keep going, and he will be back at his best I’m sure.”


Gnonto will be hoping that the busy period of games over the Christmas period gives him a chance to impress.