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Pundit issues prediction about Crysencio Summerville’s situation at Leeds United

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It is unlikely that Crysencio Summerville will get more game time in the Premier League for Leeds United, despite his performances for the Under 21s.

That’s according to the club’s former goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who believes the winger does not need to be getting more first-team experience at this moment in time.

Since joining Leeds in the summer of 2020, Summerville has yet to start a Premier League game for the club, though he has come off the bench eight times in the top-flight, including twice this season.

However, the 20-year-old has impressed for the Under 21s, not least during the current campaign, where he has one goal and four assists in just two appearances.

That recently prompted striker Patrick Bamford to suggest that Summerville finds Under 21s football to easy, and now needs to show what he can do with a run in the first-team.

Now though, it appears not everyone linked with the club shares that belief, judging by these latest comments from Robinson.

Asked about whether Summerville should be playing more regularly for Jesse Marsch’s side, the ex-England international told MOTLeedsNews: “Summerville’s had an impact off the bench, which has been good. He’s only young and got time on his side.

I don’t necessarily think he needs more minutes but his role in the side is certainly growing. He’s in the squad every week and he’s getting minutes on the pitch.

If he keeps playing the way he does in the Under-21s and keeps making an impact when he comes on, that’s all the manager can ask of him because that’s all he can do.

If he’s not starting games, he can’t be man of the match. But he can have an impact and that’s what he’s been doing.”

It is certainly a tough call for Marsch and co. to make when it comes to Summerville.

On the one hand, the winger is doing all he can to earn a place in the first-team without actually being given that opportunity, which he could certainly benefit from.

However, while he is lacking that experience at top-flight level, it may be seen as a risk to put him straight into the lineup, especially when the likes of Jack Harrison, Luis Sinisterra and Rodrigo are all available.

As a result, it feels as though there is something of a challenge for Leeds to get the balance just right when it comes to how they use Summerville here, though you do have to some sympathy for his long wait for a chance to prove himself.

Should Summerville be given a run in the Leeds first-team?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.

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