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Brenden Aaronson confirms behind-the-scenes Leeds United measures amid lack of Premier League action

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Leeds United attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson has revealed that the club played friendlies between the squad to cope with the lack of action in the past week.

We’re more than two weeks now without Leeds United action following that defeat at Brentford, with two games since being postponed.

An international break allows plenty of the players to keep themselves sharp, but the lack of club football will have made Marsch concerned about cohesion between games.

With last Monday’s game at home to Nottingham Forest postponed, and then the away trip to Manchester United on Sunday facing the same fate, it’s been a long wait for competitive football.

Thorp Arch and the under-21s clash on Friday have been the only chance for first-team players to keep their match sharpness at the highest level.

Midfielder Brenden Aaronson has revealed that the squad did attempt to replicate the intensity that they’ve lost through the lack of Premier League fixtures.

Speaking in a USMNT press conference, he stated (via The Inquirer):

“It’s been kind of tough not being able to get back in the swing of things.

“But we’ve had some intrasquad [games at Leeds], and we’ve been training hard. So I feel ready to go.”

Aaronson and the US take on Japan on Friday, before facing Saudi Arabia on the following Tuesday.

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There’s not much else we can do right now other than train hard in the meantime.

The timings of these postponements have been really frustrating and unfortunate for us, but there’s nothing we can do.

As much as match sharpness might be a concern, the fact that we’re going to have plenty of players returning to fitness is great to see.

We might be close to a fully fit squad by the time we face Aston Villa at the start of October.

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