Sam Greenwood unfortunate victim of Leeds United break as Sky Sports pundit makes prediction
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Sam Greenwood was unfortunate to see his run of game-time at Leeds United halted by the World Cup, according to Paul Robinson.
Greenwood, 20, has played eight times for Jesse Marsch’s side this season and scored his first goal in senior football in the 4-3 win over Bournemouth in the penultimate game for the Premier League season was paused.
After starting in the central midfield area against Fulham and coming off the bench to get a substantial amount of game-time against Bournemouth and Tottenham, Greenwood has continued his form in Leeds’ mid-season friendlies.
The former Sunderland and Arsenal starlet is doing well and Robinson expects to see more of him once the Premier League season restarts on the other side of Christmas.
“He was playing regularly so the break came at a really bad time for him personally,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“I suspect we’ll him integrated more and played more because he’s proven he can play at that level.
“The manager’s not used him how he would have liked to because of the way that they play.
“I don’t think it necessarily suits him because they play so narrow. They press high and it’s all from a very narrow base, which doesn’t play to Greenwood’s strengths.
“But the manager’s used him so I’d expect to see more of him.”
Leeds return to action with a clash against Manchester City at Elland Road on 28 December.
In other Leeds United news, talks are underway over this player quitting Elland Road for a high-paid contract.