Patrick Bamford should be dropped for Leeds United’s Premier League clash with Manchester City, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side make the trip to Etihad on Saturday lunchtime, in what represents a huge test for the Whites.
Leeds currently sit 11th in the table after a good season back in the top flight, but they will want to finish the campaign in strong fashion.
Bielsa has a few selection issues ahead of the game, with Bamford’s form dipping of late, having scored just once in his last five appearances.
Agbonlahor tips Bamford to be dropped
Someone who thinks the striker should be left out of the stating lineup this weekend is Agbonlahor, who told Football Insider about his reasoning behind the decision:
“He looks tired for me, he looked very tired coming off. He wasn’t energetic. He looked disappointed coming off but I think it was the right decision.
“Rodrigo looked like he had a lot of energy. Maybe it’s time for Bamford to have a little rest on the bench and let Rodrigo play against Manchester City.
“You cannot play every game of the season. You do need a rest, especially when you’re over the age of 25. Maybe it’s something Bielsa does and he maybe just needs to give his team a little bit of a rest and rotate some players.”
Transfer Tavern take
There are signs of him looking fatigued of late, and considering the workload that Leeds’ players will have to put in against a relentless City side, it could be that Rodrigo is a fresher option, but we find it hard to believe Bielsa will drop his star man for the toughest test they’ve faced so far.
In other news, Leeds have been linked with a midfielder who has been on fire in another European league this season. Find out who it is here.
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