Leeds United manager Javi Gracia will have a much stronger squad to call upon this week than he did when he first took over, with attacking options now rife for the Whites.
A 2-2 draw at home to Brighton at the weekend was a positive result for Javi Gracia’s men, but it came with the added boost of seeing Patrick Bamford back in the side and scoring, while Rodrigo and Luis Sinisterra were back and available.
The latter two came off the bench in the second half as Gracia looked to manage their returns from injury with a gradual comeback.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard will also be looking to get more out of Georginio Rutter, after his club-record move to Elland Road in January.
Here, we look at two Leeds players who could work out as perfect super-subs for Gracia this weekend…
Sinisterra’s return didn’t bring any sort of joy in the way of what he could do in possession against the Seagulls, but it was a huge boost for Leeds.
Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville have been two of the success stories of the season, but relying on youngsters in their first regular top-flight season is a big ask.
Having Sinisterra’s quality to call upon is such a key bonus for Gracia to have, especially now that we operate with far greater width for our wingers.
It’s unexpected that he will be ready to start, but an impact off the bench in the second half is a huge weapon to have, given he’s one of the best wingers in this relegation battle on ability alone.
Wolves v Leeds predictions?
Another player who didn’t get much chance to showcase his talents against Brighton was striker Georginio Rutter, who has had a slow start to life at Leeds, all things considered.
However, there is absolutely no denying that Leeds have an exceptional talent on their hands, and being able to unlock that would be more than enough to get wins on the board in the upcoming fixtures.
Bamford did enough to justify staying in the side this weekend, while Rodrigo’s goals this season should have him in with a shout of starting, but Rutter’s influence should not be discredited.
When the game gets stretched and Wolves’ dynamic wingers are looking to break, we could do with our own ball-carrying attacker.