Nohan Kenneh trains with Leeds first-team ahead of clash v Chelsea
Nohan Kenneh has been spotted in training with the Leeds United first-team ahead of them playing Chelsea at Elland Road on Saturday.
Kenneh, 18, is yet to be named in a matchday squad by first-team manager Marcelo Bielsa despite playing regularly for the Under-23s in Premier League 2 this season.
Ahead of Leeds versus Chelsea this weekend, the Whites uploaded footage of a training session at Thorp Arch on their official website. You can spot young midfielder Kenneh in the background of a clip that is focused on Rodrigo.
Senior call-up for Kenneh?
Kenneh has started to make the defensive midfield position his own in the Leeds United Under-23s side.
The England youth international, who was born in Liberia, turned 18 earlier this year but is already a regular for Mark Jackson’s side, earning nine Premier League 2 appearances this term and scoring one goal in the process.
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Leeds are devoid of options in the defensive midfield role with Bielsa regularly struggling to play someone there with great success when Kalvin Phillips has been unavailable.
Pascal Struijk is mainly a defender but can play in the defensive midfield but he’s still injured and won’t be involved against Chelsea on Saturday.
Is Kenneh training with the first-team with the view to him potentially playing a defensive midfield role if Phillips is out?
There’s no harm in testing to see whether he can do that in training at Thorp Arch but it’s unlikely Kenneh will make his senior debut for the Whites this season as he’s only just started to nail down his spot in the Under-23s.
But having him in the squad on matchday would still be a great experience for the teenager.
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