‘Rubbish’, ‘Convenient’ – These Leeds United fans aren’t impressed with Marcelo Bielsa’s handling of player

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Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that the injury picked up by Ryan Edmondson was done in a Leeds United training session where the head-coach admitted to pushing him too hard.  

Leeds have struggled in-front of goal recently, with Patrick Bamford’s 12 goals not making great reading when you compare it to how Bielsa’s side dominate games week-on-week.

Jean-Kevin Augustin is yet to have a chance, whilst Eddie Nketiah has returned to Arsenal following a loan spell. Yet, Edmondson hasn’t featured for the first-team this season, with Bielsa reluctant to use him.

The striker, who struck double figures for Leeds’ title-winning under-23 side last season, is now out of action for two months, with Bielsa admitting the knee injury he was carrying became a real problem in a training session where he was pushing him too hard – as per Phil Hay of The Athletic.

And, following this update from the Argentine, a lot of Leeds fans have vented frustration at his handling of the 18-year-old, calling it convenient that he’s now injured when he was on the cusp of the first-team and Bielsa was considering using him.

Here, we look at some of that reaction…

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  • Henry says:

    I thought Mr Bielsa was very fair and truthful.
    I have watched every game of the U23’s for several seasons, and Ryan Edmondson is no ready for the first team.
    He is 18 years old, and needs to build up his strength to lead the line.
    The way Leeds play with a lone striker, it is a difficult job, being marked by two big lumps!!
    Mr B is looking to give Ryan another season in the U23’s.
    The coaches are working to prepare the younger players for the step up.
    15 minutes at the end of a game is totally different from starting.
    Mr B also said we have no money to spend, and big Big Kev had been fully fit and firing on all cylinders we would never have got him!
    We must get behind the whole club at this crucial time, and ignore the few morons who claim to be Leeds fans.

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