Marcelo Bielsa has tipped a forgotten Leeds man to shine this season following the 3-0 win over Crewe within the Carabao Cup second roid on Tuesday night.
Jack Harrison fired a late double as Leeds sealed their place within the third spherical with a hard-fought win. Skipper-for-the-night Kalvin Phillips lastly broke Crewe’s cussed resistance deep within the second half and Harrison despatched a full home at Elland Street dwelling proud of two extra within the closing phases.
Talking after the sport Bielsa mentioned: “It took a very long time to attain. We missed numerous possibilities in a really contested recreation.
“Though [Crewe] created little, they disputed every part.”
Adam Forshaw performed 60 minutes throughout the win – his first recreation since September 2019 due to damage.
And Bielsa added: “Forshaw may be very properly ready. He’s sacrificed lots within the final 2 months.
“If he retains wholesome and progressively acquires the competitors’s rhythm he has all of the virtues to shine.”
Dutch outfit monitoring Leeds starlet
In the meantime, Leeds might face a raid for certainly one of their highly-rated youth prospects, however the transfer may be blocked by boss Marcelo Bielsa, a journalist has claimed.
Bielsa has usually given alternatives to younger gamers throughout his time answerable for the Whites. Midfielder Jamie Shackleton, for instance, graduated from the membership’s academy and was handed his skilled debut within the Argentine’s first season in cost.
He has since gone on to rack up 64 first crew appearances. The most recent of those got here instead within the weekend’s draw in opposition to Everton.
A kind of from the newest crop of children who Bielsa has taken a shine to is Cody Drameh.
Drameh is a 19-year-old right-back who joined the club on a four-year deal last summer.
After the transfer from Fulham he went on to make 23 appearances for Leeds’ under-23 aspect final season.
Since then he has not solely featured in pre-season for the primary crew, but additionally discovered himself on the bench on the weekend alongside Shackleton.
His development has reportedly caught the attention of Eredivisie aspect Cambuur. Journalist Andor Faber tweeted they’re ‘preying’ on Drameh.
It’s attainable the teen got here onto their radar after enjoying within the Netherlands throughout pre-season. He appeared in a pleasant in opposition to Ajax.
Nonetheless, Faber additionally mentioned there could also be a spanner within the works. That’s the perception he might get enjoying time at Elland Street this season.
Luke Ayling appears to be the one important possibility Bielsa has at right-back presently except for Drameh.