Presenter Adrian Durham says Joe Gelhardt should be used far more frequently for Leeds United, describing him as an “astonishing” talent.
The Lowdown: Gelhardt makes big impression
The Whites drew 1-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday afternoon, with Rodrigo’s stoppage-time penalty earning Marcelo Bielsa’s side a much-needed point.
It was Gelhardt who helped spark Leeds’ recovery, producing a lively second-half performance from the substitutes’ bench and winning the spot-kick that Rodrigo converted.
The Latest: Durham raves about youngster
“Joe Gelhardt for Leeds, was astonishing at the weekend. This is somebody who is 19, he’s not even 20 until May.
“What a player this kid is going to be.
“Joe Gelhardt rescued Leeds and Bielsa, he was brilliant. By the way, he should be involved in far more games. I think he’s been a bit reluctant to use him because of his age, but get him in there.”
The Verdict: Breakthrough season?
Gelhardt looks like a player of enormous potential, and while he has still only made three first-team appearances, his quality has shone through.
He has scored 17 goals in just 24 matches for Leeds’ Under-23s, not to mention two in one cap for England’s Under-20s, and it feels like the right time to give him more minutes at Elland Road.
With Patrick Bamford out injured currently, this is a perfect opportunity for Gelhardt to show that he can rival his teammate and possibly usurp him over time.
In other news, one player has been tipped to leave Leeds. Find out who it is here.
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