Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay has labelled Rodrigo a ‘doubt’ for the trip to Wolves tomorrow evening.
The Lowdown: Impressive Norwich display
The club-record signing was brought off at half-time in the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa last week but bounced back with an excellent display against Norwich on Sunday.
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The Spaniard netted the opener at Elland Road and was Jesse Marsch’s joint second-best starter in the 2-1 win behind Raphinha, ending with a match-rating of 7.4/10. [SofaScore]
Unfortunately, Rodrigo, labelled as ‘brilliant’ by Patrick Bamford, had to make way on the hour mark due to a quad problem, and it seems as if that may now rule him out of the trip to Molineux.
The Latest: Hay’s claim
Hay shared a story on The Athletic on Wednesday, looking at Rodrigo’s recent influence both on and off the pitch.
He suggested that the attacker was replaced by Robin Koch due to a tight quad, an issue which has made him a doubt against Wolves, although he hasn’t been ruled out as of yet.
The Verdict: Options
Providing Bamford came through his first start in six months unscathed, Marsch will have a number of options to possibly replace Rodrigo in the starting XI.
Both Jack Harrison and match-winner Joe Gelhardt were named on the bench on Sunday, so they could possibly slot into a 4-2-2-2 system. Should it be Harrison for the Spaniard, then Dan James may partner Bamford up front, however, if Gelhardt is preferred, then it would be a simple swap.
We will learn more at Marsch’s press conference this morning, so fingers crossed it is good news on Rodrigo after his performance on the weekend.
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