Crysencio Summerville deserves a chance at Leeds United after recent shocking form
Despite six changes to the Leeds United team at the weekend, it was another defeat for the team against Fulham as Jesse Marsch clings to his job.
Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk, Sam Greenwood, Jack Harrison and Rodrigo Moreno were brought in ahead of Rasmus Kristensen, Diego Llorente, Junior Firpo, Tyler Adams, Crysencio Summerville and Patrick Bamford.
But the result and performance was just more of the same from recent weeks as the loss made it six in eight games and saw the team drop into the relegation zone.
But despite getting the nod against Leicester and being left out of the side here, the stand-out performer on the day at Elland Road was easily young Dutch winger Summerville.
He came onto the pitch as a substitute at 64 minutes, yet immediately showed his qualities when he picked up the ball near the halfway line and drove at the heart of the Fulham defence.
His final ball wasn’t great on that occasion but every time he picked up the ball in the final third he showed an urgency to get the team on the front foot.
Brenden Aaronson, Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra all struggled to do that while they were on the pitch for the most part, and his introduction was a breath of fresh air.
His goal in stoppage time showed he wasn’t about to give up the fight either, something both Marsch and Leeds need when they head to Anfield to face a Liverpool side with a chip on their shoulder and a point to prove.
But that will mean someone needs to drop out, and it’s probably time for Aaronson to take a back seat at this point.
Harrison has been one of the better performers this season and while his form has dipped in more recent weeks, we saw how poor we looked without him in the clash with Leicester last week.
Sinisterra has had a stop-start career at Elland Road so far but his pace and directness is a big threat on the left, plus he has proven to be a huge goal threat too.
That leaves the other flank free and with Aaronson failing to really light the game up with his performances, it’s time for him to take a seat and for Marsch to give other members of the squad an opportunity.
We gave this special talent from the Netherlands the number ten shirt for a reason this season, because he was deemed good enough and expected to make an impact in the Premier League.
Now we must give him the chance to prove it, and there’s no bigger stage than Anfield under the lights when the pressure is on.
In other Leeds news, the club sent scouts to watch this £20m ace with his club now open to a January sale