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Leeds United coach Jesse Marsch has been told he can save the club millions in transfer fees by offering three talented young talents more first-team options.
The American has been trusted by Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta to steer Leeds free of relegation problems. As it looks, the two points are ahead of the relegation places, although Burnley in 18th place have a match in hand. An old boy from Leeds, Rio Ferdinand, has explained why his former club is in massive trouble.
Marsch drew a blank on his first match in charge – an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to Leicester City. Leeds were the better side against the Foxes but were unable to break through and were eventually penalized by Harvey Barnes.
Now they face a crucial series of battles that are likely to create or destroy their chances of survival. First out is Aston Villa on Thursday. They then met other fighting Norwich in a crunching clash on Sunday.
However, their preparations for the match have experienced another injury setback – this time to Tyler Roberts. The Wales striker will now miss the rest of the season after being under the knife.
One man who could benefit from it, though, is Joe Gelhardt. The talented teenager is one of Leeds’ brightest hopes and has a goal and an assist from 11 Premier League matches.
And Gelhardt is a man that Danny Mills has advised Marsch to involve on a more regular basis.
In addition, Mills also feels that there are two other young stars who are more often worthy of being included on the Leeds side.
Gelhardt the best selection
Talking to Football InsiderMills claims that Leeds’ players should be concerned about their places in the side.
He said: “All players should be worried. When you get a new manager, you can not be worried. You have to understand that he is a new manager with a little new ideas.
“He has also said that there will be a little more team rotation and not be afraid to throw the youngsters in. Maybe there will be a little more competition for places and that can only be a good thing.
“Gelhardt might get a little more into it, [Crysencio] Summerville and [Charlie] Cresswell is both going to rain from behind and could explode.
“Suddenly everyone is thinking‘ Oh, if I want to play, then I have to play a little better ’. The owners will hope for success. “
Jesse Marsch knows Leeds United’s youngsters well
Despite Mills ‘comments, Marsch apparently needs no introduction to Leeds’ young star talents.
In his first interview before the media, he clearly knew his new accusations very well.
He said, “I just started. I think if you count Joffy [Gelhardt] as the younger group saw yes he has been good.
“I think Crysencio has been good in the group, I think Charlie Cresswell comes every day and works really hard, but again I know the players I know Joffy a bit from watching the 23’s matches and the first team matches.
“But I need to get to know these young players more to understand what their qualities are and how they can continue to grow.”
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