By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

19th Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Rodrigo to be axed by Jesse Marsch as Sky Sports pundit predicts Leeds United team v Leicester

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…

Jesse Marsch will make just one change to his starting line-up for Leeds United versus Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday, according to Paul Robinson.

Leeds performed well – especially in the second half – despite losing 1-0 to Arsenal at Elland Road on Sunday and Robinson wants to see the same side that started the second 45 minutes start against Leicester.

That means Rodrigo would be axed by Marsch with Patrick Bamford coming in to replace him in the starting line-up.

“I think the players are fit enough to go again,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

The way they performed against Arsenal, if Jesse Marsch can get the same level of application and performance out of his players then he’ll have no worries about relegation this season.

Chelsea game aside, that was their best performance of the season and I know they lost but they were excellent all over the pitch.

If they play that way against Leicester, they’ll get a result because they’ll cause Leicester problems.

The team stays the same as the one that started the second half so Bamford comes in for Rodrigo.

[Brenden] Aaronson’s pressing was impressive, he was absolutely outstanding and [Luis] Sinisterra as well.”

Rodrigo was guilty of a huge error in the first half of Leeds’ loss against Arsenal.

He played an inexcusable, diagonal pass across the pitch from the right-wing area to Pascal Struijk at left-back, allowing Bukayo Saka to nip in and score.

Rodrigo, who’s on £100,000-a-week at Leeds [The Times] was hooked at half time as a result and Bamford, who came in, changed the game for the Whites despite failing to take his chances in front of goal.

In other Leeds United news, Marsch has been told to enter quiet talks with the PGMOL after Jeff Stelling made an accusation.