Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth does not believe Jean-Kevin Augustin is a better option than Patrick Bamford in this moment of time.
Augustin joined Leeds United on loan from RB Leipzig last month, but the 22-year-old is yet to start a game for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Instead, it is Bamford who the Argentinian coach has put his faith in this season, with the striker starting 31 games in the Championship.
And speaking on the centre-forward competition at Elland Road, Smyth gave his full backing to the latter. “At this minute in time, Augustin is not better than Patrick Bamford in the overall sense,” the journalist said on Inside Elland Road. “He might be a better finisher; I don’t know that for certain yet. But he’s not a better all-around player right now for Leeds United.”
Does Jean-Kevin Augustin deserve more game time at Leeds?
Better striker or not, perhaps Augustin deserves a start now. Bamford’s form in front of goal has not been great of late, with the Englishman scoring just two goals in his last nine Championship games.
However, like Eddie Nketiah, who struggled for minutes during his loan spell at Leeds before returning to Arsenal, it seems like Augustin will be forced to play deputy to Bamford unless Bielsa has a drastic change of heart.
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