By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

18th Aug, 2022 | 7:10am

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Paul Robinson has torn into Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch over his use of substitutions at Southampton last weekend.

Leeds let slip of a two-goal lead at St Mary’s to draw 2-2 but Marsch failed to make any subs, barring a first-half injury for Patrick Bamford that saw him replaced by Dan James, until the final six minutes of the 90.

The Whites had already conceded twice before Marsch brought on the likes of Mateusz Klich, Luis Sinisterra and Adam Forshaw, just minutes after Kyle Walker-Peters’ equaliser.

Robinson is frustrated by Marsch’s in-game management and also questioned why the American subbed Dan James into the game when Patrick Bamford got injured in the first half.

“Harrison got tired towards the end of the game against Southampton but a lot of players were at the end of that game,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

I don’t understand why Marsch left it until the 84th and 88th minute to make substitutions, which for me, he’s done too often.

He makes substitutions far too late in the game so it doesn’t have any effect.

They bring players on in the 84th and 88th minute and especially in the heat they were playing in, I thought it was tactically inept and quite unaware from the manager.

Sinisterra came off the bench for Dan James and did okay.

In my personal opinion, if Bamford’s not fit then Gelhardt should play. If Gelhardt’s not fit then it’s James or Rodrigo.”

When Leeds came from behind to win 2-1 against Wolves on the opening day of the Premier League season, Marsch made substitutions in the 65th and 73rd minute before an own-goal won United the three points.

Klich came on in the 65th minute on that occasion and had a game-changing impact.

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