Leeds United have suffered a ‘big blow’ with the news of Rasmus Kristensen’s injury, Paul Robinson has told MOT Leeds News.
The right-back picked up a knock in training at the start of September, ruling him out of the Whites’ trip to Brentford nine days ago. The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath has reported that the 24-year-old faces two to three weeks on the sidelines with the problem.
Leeds paid £10m to sign Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg during the summer transfer window.
Cody Drameh deputised at right-back in the comprehensive 5-2 defeat against Brentford, with Luke Ayling returning from injury himself to play the last 20 minutes.
Robinson says that Leeds’ woes against Brentford underlined how much they miss Kristensen and spoke of a ‘question’ mark over who plays at right-back in their next match.
The former Whites goalkeeper told MOT Leeds News: “It’s a big blow because against Brentford defensively they were so poor.
“Ayling has been out, Dallas is out and now Kristensen is out so the options they have in that area are getting less and less.
“Defensively Llorente and Koch were poor [v Brentford], so one of them would go out and Liam Cooper would come in and then it’s just a question of who goes in at right-back.”
He also helps Jesse Marsch’s side to build attacks, placing third (among players to have made at least one start) for progressive passes per 90 minutes among the American’s squad.
It’s easy to see why former Leeds player Tory Dorigo dubbed him an ‘all action’ footballer and why Robinson thinks that he’ll be a big miss for the Whites over the course of this month.
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