By Joe Ellis

13th Apr, 2022 | 4:37pm

Jesse Marsch should listen to Leeds United fans as Under-23 game sells 10k tickets

Leeds United Under-23 team will be under the watchful eye of Elland Road again on 22 April when they take on Manchester City in front of a bumper crowd.

BBC reporter Adam Pope reported via his personal Twitter account that more than 10,000 tickets had been sold for the game with over a week still to go.

According to BBC Sport West Yorkshire, also on Twitter, the Whites are aiming to break the Premier League 2 attendance record of 16,935 when the young Citizens come to town.

City are the league leaders for the Under-23s while Leeds are down in 11th but with a busier than expected Elland Road to cheer them on, anything can happen on the night.

Marcelo Bielsa was always a big advocate for trusting his youth players in the first-team when necessary and that was something that a lot of Whites fans loved about the former manager.

His small squad did force his hand at times but Jesse Marsch has had just the same issues and the likes of Sam Greenwood, Kristoffer Klaesson and Joe Gelhardt have all had minutes under the new regime.

We still don’t know if Marsch will splash the cash in the summer but we need to hope that he sees this massive attendance and realise that there is a huge belief in our own.

The fans clearly believe that this crop of youngsters emerging from Thorp Arch are going to be one of the club’s best in decades and no other team are selling this many tickets for reserve games anywhere in the country.

Crysencio Summerville, Leo Hjelde, Lewis Bate and Cody Drameh are just a few more pushing for a chance in the first team with many others close behind them and Marsch has to trust in them as Bielsa did rather than bring in replacements from elsewhere.

In other Leeds United news, Gabby Agbonlahor has responded to Marsch’s comments about Bielsa’s training methods at Thorp Arch.