Reliable journalist shares if Rodrigo could make full Leeds debut v Hull City
Leeds United start their Carabao Cup campaign against Hull City on Wednesday evening at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa is expected to make a number of changes to the side that lost 4-3 against Liverpool in their Premier League opener.
The Whites crashed out of the cup at this stage last season, losing on penalties against Stoke after a 2-2 draw in West Yorkshire.
A number of youngsters are expected to feature, with the likes of Charlie Cresswell and Oliver Casey missing from the under-23s defeat at Stoke on Monday evening.
The game with Hull also gives us all an opportunity to see club-record signing Rodrigo make his full debut for the Whites.
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth recently admitted that he expects the Spaniard to feature from the start on Wednesday evening.
“I think Rodrigo might get a start,” he said on the Inside Elland Road podcast.
“I’d love to see Gelhardt on the bench.”
It would be interesting to see the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood in the matchday squad, but Rodrigo is the player everyone wants to see.
Bielsa isn’t afraid to make changes in the cup competitions and has made a handful in each game he has played outside of the league – including the trip to Arsenal last season.
Patrick Bamford started against Liverpool, and scored his first goal of the season, meaning he is likely to keep his spot against Fulham.
That opens the door for Rodrigo to come in against Hull and banish the memories of his clumsy tackle that cost Leeds a well-earned point at Anfield on Saturday.
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