Leeds United must start Luis Sinisterra after 'impossible' goal for Colombia
Leeds United finally get back to Premier League action on Sunday 2 October when they welcome Aston Villa to Elland Road live on Sky Sports.
Jesse Marsch’s side had started the season in fine form but showed signs of slowing down before the passing of the Queen and then the international break brought things to a brief halt.
Steven Gerrard’s Villa, meanwhile, picked up a victory in their last outing at home to Southampton while the Whites had their trip to Manchester United called off due to policing.
There will be plenty to ponder selection-wise for the American manager but if Luis Sinisterra is available to start after international duty, then that should be a no-brainer decision.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a great start to life in Yorkshire after his move from Feyenoord over the summer and that form has continued for his national side.
He came off the bench against Guatemala to score his first goal for his country in a 4-1 win with local news outlet El Heraldo describing the goal as “impossible” for the goalkeeper to save.
Rodrigo’s injury might mean that Brenden Aaronson is required to play centrally rather than from the right wing as he has been for much of the season so far.
That would open the door for Sinisterra to get his first proper chance to show what he can do in a Leeds United shirt and replace the void left by Raphinha over the summer.
The only question lies in whether he can make it back to the UK and recover from the long-haul flight in time for the visit of Gerrard’s Villans or if he needs to start on the bench.
In which case, Joe Gelhardt or Sam Greenwood could get the nod to play either in behind or up front with Patrick Bamford and Wilfried Gnonto also in contention.