Good Morning. Its Wednesday 6th November, and here is the latest news from Elland Road...
Rob Green tipped for cameo role at Elland Road
Rob Green has been tipped to rejoin Leeds, albeit on a short term contract in preparation should Kiko Casilla receive a ban from the FA for racist language. The 39 year old shot stopper hung up his gloves at the end of last season after 609 league appearances, 46 of which were for the Whites during their 2016-17 campaign.
Leeds are restricted to unattached players as the transfer window does not open until January 1st. Other players who remain without a club include;Joe Ledley, Wilfried Bony, Johan Djourou, Martin Olsson, Victor Anichebe, Jordan Spence, Ben Marshall, Matt Jarvis, Efe Ambrose
Whelan - Patrick brings so much more to the team
Ex White, now soccer pundit Noel Whelan has leapt to the defence of Patrick Bamford following weeks of torment on social media about the 26 year olds efforts in front of goal.
His work-rate, application and effort has been exceptional, and his work for the team and his teammates has been immense. They will certainly appreciate him in the dressing room. Can Nketiah do the same work as Patrick? Probably not. We are talking about two completely different types of strikers.
Nketiah is more of a natural finisher, no doubt about that. But when he has twice come on at half-time, we have lost rhythm and not been the same free-flowing Leeds. Patrick brings so much more to the team. I can see where the fans are coming from and this is a debate that isn’t going away. But Patrick is getting unfairly criticised.
Tyler Roberts - our new Saiz?
Last weekend we saw Tyler Roberts take on an unfamiliar number 10 role. Considering it was his first start of the season, and he was playing in a slightly different role than he would normally, the 20 year old picked up many plaudits on his performance. Could Roberts be our new Sami Saiz, or are we trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? Do we expect Bielsa to continue with this tactic?