By Callum O'Connell

2nd Oct, 2023 | 9:10am

Glen Kamara should be dropped after just two starts after failing to make his mark at Leeds United

Glen Kamara is a new arrival at Elland Road having joined Leeds United in the summer transfer window, but after his latest start, he has failed to impress and should be dropped in favour of Archie Gray.

The Finnish midfielder was brought in from Rangers to strengthen the midfield at Elland Road but has failed to perform, leading to questions over his starting position.

Gray, meanwhile, had an excellent start to the season in the first team before moving to the bench in place of Kamara for the games against Watford and Southampton, and should now find his place once again.

His uninspiring performance in the heavy 3-1 defeat away at Southampton was the worse of the two performances, although even in the 3-0 home victory against Watford, he failed to leave his mark on the game.

In that Watford clash, Kamara played 89 minutes before being subbed off but touched the ball just 58 times and completed only 46 passes despite his team’s large share of the possession [Sofascore].

It could be suggested that his role is not to get on the ball and keep things moving, with that responsibility placed more on Ethan Ampadu alongside him, but Kamara engaged in just three duels in his 89 minutes, winning two of them, while he also gave the ball away six times.

This, alongside just one interception and one tackle, leaves questions about what the Fin actually offers to this Leeds side.

Against Southampton, a completely different style of game with a different end result against a more fast-paced and attacking side than the Watford one he faced, the performance didn’t change.

The increased attacking presence from the opposition didn’t lead to many more defensive contributions. He engaged in just four duels, winning only 50% of them, lost possession five times, and made just one tackle and two interceptions [Sofascore].

His 44 touches and 35 passes in the 73 minutes played illustrated yet again his lack of influence on the game, as Kamara once again failed to make his mark, and should now be rotated for the game against Queens Park Rangers.

In other Leeds United news, four changes are on the cards including a full debut against QPR.