BBC pundit thrilled with 'huge bonus' for Leeds United as James Maddison ruled out for Leicester City
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
It’s a “huge bonus” for Leeds United for Leicester City to be without James Maddison when the two sides meet at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, according to Paul Robinson.
Maddison, 25, is suspended for the game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Leicester’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace at the weekend.
The one-time England international has been in good form for the Foxes this term despite their troubles and the Midlands outfit are bound to be weakened without the attacking midfielder.
That’s the view of Robinson, who sees it as an advantage for the Whites going into their trip to Leicester.
“It’s huge for Leeds for Leicester to not have Maddison in their team,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“We know how good he’s been this season apart, from the last game.
“He’s had an outstanding season.
“It’s a huge bonus for Leeds for their opposition to not have their best player. In the 0-0 with Crystal Palace, it was his poorest game of the season – and Gareth Southgate was there.
“To have him missing from this game is massive for Leeds.”
Maddison has scored five goals and supplied two assists for Leicester in his nine Premier League appearances this season.
While he’s been in good form in the attack, no player has received more yellow cards than the ex-Norwich ace this season .
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