One of Leeds United duo Dan James and Jack Harrison will be dropped against Leicester City if Jesse Marsch plays two in attack, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: Leeds face vital trip to Leicester
The Whites make the trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, as Marsch takes charge of his first game as manager.
It is another massive afternoon in the Premier League relegation battle, with Leeds now only two points clear of 18th-placed Burnley, having played one game more.
It could be that Marsch goes with a two-man central attack for the match, which would immediately put others at risk of losing their place in the starting lineup.
The Latest: James or Harrison could miss out
Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke claimed James and Harrison are the players most likely to miss out this weekend:
“Someone like a Dan James or a Jack Harrison probably have to make way. If they’re going to play two up front, he can’t fit everybody in.”
The Verdict: Harrison deserves to be axed
In truth, Harrison is far more deserving of losing his place in the team than James, with the latter impressing of late after a slow start to life at Elland Road.
The Welshman has scored twice and registered one assist in his last five league appearances, which is a good return considering Leeds’ struggles as a team.
In comparison, Harrison is enduring a season to forget barring a hat-trick away to West Ham, not producing a single goal involvement in his last six outings.
Whether or not James is used out wide or centrally remains to be seen but he doesn’t deserve to be dropped after a promising spell in the side.
In other news, Phil Hay has dropped a double Leeds injury update. Read more here.
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