By Mark Smith

10th Sep, 2022 | 12:40pm

Leeds United hit by big blow with Rasmus Kristensen out injured - Sky Sports pundit

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Paul Robinson has insisted that the new injury to Rasmus Kristensen will be a “big blow” to Leeds United in the Premier League.

The ex-Whites stopper admitted that with Luke Ayling only just returning and Stuart Dallas remaining out, options are very limited to Jesse Marsch right now.

With the next Premier League clash not until next week against Manchester United, Robinson has tipped Liam Cooper to return with a decision to make at right-back.

“It’s a big blow because against Brentford defensively they were so poor,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“Ayling has been out, Dallas is out and now Kristensen is out so the options they have in that area are getting less and less.

“Defensively Llorente and Koch were poor [v Brentford], so one of them would go out and Liam Cooper would come in and then it’s just a question of who goes in at right-back.”

Marsch made the decision to back Cody Drameh in the 5-2 defeat at Brentford last time out, and it didn’t end too full for the young attacking full-back.

Ayling came off the bench for the final 20 minutes and managed to grab an assist, something that likely makes him a favourite to start against Manchester United.

Mike McGrath has reported that Kristensen could be out for up to three weeks with an issue picked up in training, so that is maybe him ruled out of action until after the international break.

All eyes are on Thorp Arch.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement