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2 Leeds United players Jesse Marsch must consider dropping against Nottingham Forest

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Leeds United head to Nottingham Forest this weekend knowing that a win for either side could be huge in the battle for survival.

The proverbial six pointer at the City Ground is the start of a crucial month of fixtures in February and could be a vital month for Jesse Marsch, too.

After Leeds face Forest, they face bitter rivals Manchester United in back-to-back league games, as well as Everton and Southampton who find themselves down the wrong end of the table, too.

Here, we look at TWO players that Marsch has to consider dropping as Leeds take on Steve Cooper’s side.


Patrick Bamford was outstanding against Accrington and proved just how important having a focal point in this system can be.

Rodrigo is the top scorer this season with 12 goals, which have been important in keeping Leeds outside of the bottom three. However, Bamford could be given a start ahead of the Spaniard on Sunday.

The centre-forward showed exactly what he’s all about. Bamford was Leeds’ best player against Accrington. He claimed two assists and displayed to Marsch what having a player who can pin the opposition back can do. He was a constant threat and problem for the centre-backs to think about.

Rodrigo has played a lot this season, so having an impact off the bench could be vitally important for Leeds whilst also giving him more of a rest in the meantime.

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Brenden Aaronson

Leeds are not lacking options in the wide department anymore: Luis Sinisterra, Wilfried Gnonto, Jack Harrison, Crysencio Summerville, and Georginio Rutter can all cover in winger and wide forward roles.

Aaronson didn’t start in the Cup clash but is nearly ever-present in the league to date, but really ought to be taken out given his form compared to Leeds’ other options out wide.

The pressing and off the ball quality is always there with the American, but his final third contribution has been frustrating. The timing of his pass and decision making has lacked for long enough now, contributing to many of Leeds’ promising moves breaking down.

He has quality but every player sometimes needs a break from the XI for a bit, and it cold be the best thing for him to get him back on track.

Does Marsch need to drop Aaronson?





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  • Ropey Wyla says:

    Very lazy article, Rodrigo is injured and it goes without saying Aaronson will be dropped. Must try harder.

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