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Leeds United: Fans react to Eddie Nketiah’s comments about not playing

Leeds United: Fans react to Eddie Nketiah’s comments about not playing

It has been a frustrating start to life as a Leeds United player for Eddie Nketiah.

Eddie Nketiah or Patrick Bamford?

Nketiah

Nketiah

Bamford

Bamford

The 20-year-old moved to Elland Road from Arsenal in the summer, but he has so far failed to make a single start in the Championship with his only opportunities from the beginning coming in the Carabao Cup (via Transfermarkt).

When he has managed to get on the pitch he has impressed. Indeed, he scored in both of his cup starts against Salford City and Stoke City, whilst also netting two goals and providing an assist in his limited action in the league (via Transfermarkt).

However, manager Marcelo Bielsa has instead opted to stick with Patrick Bamford in his starting line-up, despite the former Middlesbrough man not scoring in his last six appearances (via WhoScored).

Naturally Nketiah is a little fed up with the situation at Elland Road. Speaking after his hat-trick for the England under-21s against Austria (per thefa.com) the striker expressed his disappointment at his lack of game time, saying: “It’s been disappointing for me not to start in the league, I went there to play games and get games,” (via Yorkshire Evening Post).

Leeds fans have been responding to the striker’s comments, with many of them understanding his frustration and urging Bielsa to give him a chance…

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