At the end of the embarrassing defeat to Newport County, it got even worse as Samu Sáiz was sent off for allegedly spitting at Newport player. It wasn’t shown on TV so we can’t say if he did it either way but as it stands he has a 6 game ban. Leeds will definitely appeal but it’s one players word against another and it seems unlikely that it’ll be overturned.
These are the games that Sáiz is supposed to miss It’s safe to say there’s some big games there. The question is, do Leeds just put up with the loss and play Pablo Hernandez in the 10 role for 6 straight games? Or, do we go out and sign another quality player who will keep us in the promotion race. Because although I don’t doubt Pablo’s talent, I haven’t seen him perform consistently very often.
A bad spell during these next 6 games after not scoring in the last two league games, could easily ruin any chances we have of finishing in the playoffs. So instead of signing a load of long-term players this January, do we go out and get some proven quality to carry us over the line? With games against Cardiff, Sheff United and Bristol City I think it’s too dangerous to sit back and hope for the best. Leeds should be aggressive and go out and get a player who will stop the loss of Sáiz hurting us.
Let us know what you think, should Leeds let it play out of go sign a “replacement”?