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Leeds: Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt may both start vs Brentford

Leeds: Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt may both start vs Brentford -Leeds United News

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch could start both Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt against Brentford this afternoon.

The Lowdown: Shortage of attacking options

The Whites were dealt a major setback in the week with Rodrigo suffering a dislocated shoulder against Everton. The Spaniard will now be out of action for three to four weeks, leaving Victor Orta scrambling to sign a new forward before the deadline.

Teenager Wilfried Gnonto arrived from FC Zurich, but it looks as if Marsch will need to rely on Bamford and Gelhardt in the immediate future, beginning today.

The Latest: Marsch’s comments

The Independent shared a story on Friday morning, relaying comments from Marsch ahead of this afternoon’s trip to the capital.

He stated that Bamford and Gelhardt could both get the nod from the off, hinting that the latter of the two could occupy a deeper role, perhaps similar to Rodrigo’s natural position.

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The Verdict: Interesting

Bamford and Gelhardt have never started a game together for Leeds – Gelhardt enjoyed his breakthrough campaign last year in part due to Bamford’s injury issues.

Therefore, starting the pair would be an interesting move, meaning one of Jack Harrison, Brenden Aaronson or Luis Sinisterra may have to make way from the starting XI to occupy both.

Some may say it could be a risk to start the pair, especially as Bamford has featured twice from the off and Gelhardt is yet to do so in the Premier League this season, with both already missing games through injury.


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