Leeds fans may well see Drameh on the bench on Saturday against Wolves, too, with Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas absent and Rasmus Kristensen the squad’s only senior right-back option.
There was an impressive loan for Drameh at Cardiff City last season, after the 20-year-old pushed for an exit to play senior football.
If that’s not forthcoming at Leeds, could it be he looks elsewhere for game-time?
Our writers Kris (FA5) and Alfie (N12) discuss Drameh and whether he should be retained or loaned out:
I really don’t think we should be entertaining offers for Drameh. If we’ve learned anything from last season’s problems, he’s going to remain at the club for this season.
Ayling is still going to be out for a few more weeks, and even when he returns, he’s not going to be up to speed like Drameh is.
Even though Drameh might be second choice at right-back, he’s going to be an important player because Rasmus Kristensen isn’t invincible and will be missing at some point.
After what he did at Cardiff City, I think we would be very naive to let him leave on loan and not entrust him to play in the Premier League.
This all hinges on his stance too, because if he wants to go out and play more, then our hands are tied with the matter.
Does Drameh have a future at Leeds?
Drameh should start the season at Leeds and the club shouldn’t entertain any move until Luke Ayling is fit in a couple of weeks.
From that point, it’s going to depend on the player.
We saw how motivated Drameh was to play in the latter part of last season and a move to Cardiff did him the world of good. If he wants to go out on loan again at the end of the window, when Ayling is fit, I’d let him.
The terms of that would probably have to include a recall option for January, when Leeds will have a better idea of how their season is shaping up and when Stuart Dallas will be available again.
In an ideal world, you’d sit on Drameh all season just incase, but it doesn’t work like that and he needs to develop.
If Leeds can’t offer him regular minutes in the first-team, you’ve got to reluctantly let him out on loan again.