By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

31st Mar, 2023 | 6:10pm

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Paul Robinson has suggested Javi Gracia may change his system if Leeds United fail to cope with the absence of Tyler Adams.

The 24-year-old midfielder underwent surgery on a hamstring issue and is set for an extended period on the sidelines.

Gracia has adopted a similar formation to what Jesse Marsch did at Elland Road but Robinson feels that could change after Adams’ setback.

“The manager may have to change the system if he feels he can’t cope. Gracia has come in and there hasn’t been too much difference to the old manager,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“The system is the same and the personnel is the same apart from leaving Gnonto out.“

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“A couple of personnel changes and there will be differences on the training ground, and the way he’s getting his message across will be different.

“But the system and formation are exactly the same as Marsch. There’s been no variation.”

Gracia may have to cope without Adams for the duration of the 2022/23 season with injury expert, Ben Dinnery, suggesting the midfielder could miss the rest of the campaign.

At present, Marc Roca, Weston McKennie and Darko Gyabi are the players who could come in to deputise for the American international.

In other Leeds United news, lines of communication are open between the Whites and another club about an incoming deal but it could also increase the chances of an exit being negotiated at the same time.

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