Sky Sports pundit shares Crysencio Summerville game-time verdict after Leeds United stunner
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Paul Robinson doesn’t expect to see Crysencio Summerville’s game-time increase too much at Leeds United this season despite some impressive performances in Premier League 2.
Summerville, 20, has only played twice in the Under-21s league this season but has still managed one goal and four assists, with four of those goal contributions coming in the 6-2 win over Southampton last week at Elland Road.
The Dutch dazzler has also played twice in the Premier League for Jesse Marsch’s first team, coming off the bench in games against Wolves and Brentford, and played all 90 minutes of the Carabao Cup win over Barnsley on 24 August.
However, Robinson feels the former Feyenoord youngster is getting as much game-time as he needs right now with him happy to see the wonderkid performing well as a substitute every now and then.
“Summerville’s had an impact off the bench, which has been good,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“He’s only young and got time on his side.
“I don’t necessarily think he needs more minutes but his role in the side is certainly growing.
“He’s in the squad every week and he’s getting minutes on the pitch.
“If he keeps playing the way he does in the Under-21s and keeps making an impact when he comes on, that’s all the manager can ask of him because that’s all he can do.
“If he’s not starting games, he can’t be man of the match. But he can have an impact and that’s what he’s been doing.”
Summerville has plenty of competition to get game-time on the wings.
Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra are the main ones but Summerville has thrust himself ahead of the likes of Ian Poveda in the pecking order.