View: Marcelo Bielsa must unshackle Sam Greenwood in Leeds clash v Spurs
The defeat at Brighton effectively put paid to any thoughts of a last-ditch push for Europe for Leeds United and we’re not upset by that.
Next season is too soon. Finishing in the top spots in our first season back would have been incredible but our squad’s not big enough for extra games on top of the Premier League.
European nights out will come back but we’d prefer them in the 22/23 season when we’re ready. Good things come at the right time.
What that means is that we’ve got four games left to work out who we need to sign in the summer and Patrick Bamford’s position is still one we’re a bit worried about.
If anything happened to him we’d be stuck.
We’ve got Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood bubbling away in the Under-23s and it’s time to give them a chance.
Gelhardt is currently injured so it’s Greenwood who should step up to the plate.
With two goals in the 5-2 win against Burnley, at the end of a fantastic season, Greenwood ended as the Under-23s top scorer.
And all the Under-23 players are hoping for a taste of first-team action now that their season is over.
Gelhardt might be the player fans are most keen to see but Greenwood has been banging the goals in for fun towards the end of the season – he became the first player since Ryan Edmondson to score in four consecutive games for the Leeds Under-23s.
The step up from Under-23s to Premier League is huge but Greenwood is on fire and Bamford is out of sorts – he’s blanked in the last five games for the first time in the Premier League this season.
This could be the perfect opportunity to get Greenwood back on the bench and unshackle him for his debut.
Sam Greenwood is the first player to score in four successive games for #LUFC U23s since Ryan Edmondson in November 2019
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— LUFC Youth Academy (@leedsutdacademy) May 5, 2021
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