Leeds: Pundit hails 'quality' Glen Kamara as future Premier League role mooted
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Glen Kamara has been a “quality” addition to Leeds United, according to Paul Robinson.
The Finnish international was a late incoming for the Whites this summer, but with five starts in Leeds’ last seven matches in the Championship, he is becoming a mainstay under Daniel Farke.
Other than the disappointing Southampton defeat, all of Kamara’s starts have resulted in three points for the Whites and his dominance of the midfield and ability to progress the ball up the field has been crucial for Farke’s side.
Robinson has been impressed by the 28-year-old’s performances this season and claims he will have an even bigger role to play for the club for the rest of the season. He also discussed top-flight sides’ need for a stable midfield partnership but noted that Farke has yet to establish a regular pairing.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “He’s done well fitting into that holding midfield role. He’s been rotated in and out of the squad, as the manager has done with other players, but he’s another quality addition to the squad.
“He’s played very well in that role. Going forward, he will be utilised a lot more between now and the end of the season. It will be interesting to see the partnership he has. Farke’s put Archie Gray to right-back now and has played Ilia Gruev and Ethan Ampadu in there.
“It will be interesting to see what partnership he likes to play. Top Premier League teams play with two holding midfielders, it’s a pairing that most managers like.
“That hasn’t become apparent under Farke yet as he’s rotated between the three of them, but Kamara is clearly part of his plans.”
In other Leeds United news, Farke has shared who he wanted to take the penalty instead of Bamford against Stoke with talks held.