Robbie Gotts has found his feet on loan at Lincoln and is starting to put in the sort of performances that Leeds United fans know he’s capable of.
The 21-year-old picked up the man-of-the-match award in the FA Cup game against Plymouth on Saturday.
That’s the second MotM award he’s got since getting into the Lincoln side.
His first was in the 4-3 penalty shootout win against Man City in the EFL Trophy, although that was an online vote that was hijacked by Leeds fans.
This was one he won on merit and in his preferred position in midfield.
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) November 28, 2020
It’s been a struggle for Gotts.
He made his debut for Leeds against Arsenal in the FA Cup last January after being on the bench without getting on the pitch an incredible 35 times.
He played in the EFL Cup defeat to Hull this season before going to Lincoln where it looked like he was going to struggle again.
He was on the bench for his first five games but is now starting to show his talents.
This is a make or break season for Gotts.
At 21 he has the rest of the season to prove to Marcelo Bielsa that he has a future at Elland Road.
He’ll be into the last year of his contract next summer and we desperately hope that he can bag himself a new deal.
As Lincoln fans are finding out, he’s a typical Bielsa player in that he has seemingly never-ending energy and the versatility to play in midfield or at right-back.
It’s a big step up from League 1 to the Premier League but Saturday’s display will send out a very strong message to Bielsa.
And we know he’ll be taking notice.
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