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Paul Robinson has said that he’s not expecting to see Rodrigo start any games for Leeds for a while as he adapts to the Premier League
Rodrigo got his first start in the 4-3 win against Fulham last weekend but struggled with the game and was subbed off at half-time.
He only started because of an injury to Pablo Hernandez and while he is out again for the game against Sheffield United, Robinson doesn’t think Rodrigo will get the nod at Bramall Lane.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “He’s a good player but he needs time to settle in.
“After the season he had at Valencia you can’t expect him to hit the ground running.
He suffered a couple of injuries and was in and out of the team, and he hasn’t had much of a pre-season with Bielsa.
“We’ve seen the strength Leeds have got in the attacking third and I don’t think he starts again anytime soon.
“If Hernandez hadn’t been injured I don’t think Rodrigo would have started last week.”
If Rodrigo doesn’t start then it opens the door to Tyler Roberts, who replaced Rodrigo at half-time against Fulham.
Roberts had a better second half and is now in line for his first start of the season, with Hernandez out for two weeks.
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