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Paul Robinson has said that Kalvin Phillips is a “huge miss” for Leeds United.
The midfielder has been ruled out of the game against Wolves on Friday night with no guarantee that he’ll be back for the game against Southampton next week.
Phillips missed the Arsenal game and Leeds struggled without him, going down 4-0 before finding a foothold and scoring twice.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Kalvin Phillips is a massive miss for Leeds.
“He’s the player Leeds miss the most, no matter who they’re playing and this is going to be a tough game.
“The system they play, he’s the player they really can’t do without. He’ll be a huge miss against Wolves.
“It won’t be easy going there. They picked up a great win against Southampton and while they haven’t had a great season, this is going to be a tough game.
“Leeds still concede chances when he’s playing but they look a bit more stable and strong when he’s in front of the back four.
“Against Arsenal, they had to completely reshuffle the backline to cope with him being out.
“It’s something they have to address in the summer.”
Pascal Struijk was name-checked by Bielsa in his press conference and he looks the most likely player to step into the holding midfield position on Friday.
Diego Llorente is fit but he’s unlikely to be rushed straight back into the starting line-up for the game.
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