By Mark Smith

29th Feb, 2020 | 6:00am

MOT View: Sky pundit comments on Leeds duo shows they still don't fully understand Bielsa

Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills has admitted he is baffled with the treatment of Leeds United duo Jean-Kevin Augustin and Ian Poveda.

Mills has questioned Marcelo Bielsa and his methods whilst urging the South American to give the two January signings a chance at Elland Road.

Neither have started a game yet, with the only action going to Augustin who has featured off the bench three times in the Championship.

Mills claimed that it is a worry for Leeds, as Bielsa may struggle to find a plan B in games they may be struggling in.

“You still worry for Leeds because there does not seem to be a plan B. No surprise, it is very much like Pep Guardiola,” he told Football Insider.

“If plan A is not working, continue to do it but try and do it better. You have got to have a plan B.

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“You have brought in two forward players – give them a chance! Give them an opportunity to make a difference because if not they get frustrated and we saw that with Nketiah.”

Mills will have to wait longer to see Augustin, with the RB Leipzig loanee a confirmed absentee for the clash against Hull. Poveda, on the other hand, may not make the squad for the Yorkshire derby.

The former Leeds defender clearly still doesn’t understand the methods of Bielsa. Everybody knew that it would take time for the duo to get up to speed at Elland Road after arriving and that is happening as we speak.

As we know, Augustin is ruled out for Saturday. As for Poveda, Football Insider reported on Friday that the 20-year-old is still not at the fitness levels expected of him at the club – something which would explain his absence.

It has happened with nearly every signing in the Bielsa era in West Yorkshire, so why Mills expects that to change this month makes no particular sense.

Yes, we all want our January signings to have a big impact on our promotion push, but we all know that they won’t be starting any time soon.

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