Cody Drameh in line to make first Leeds United Premier League start
Cody Drameh is in line to make his full Leeds United Premier League debut on Sunday against Leicester City, according to a report by LeedsLive.
The 19-year-old made his Whites debut in the EFL Cup against Arsenal and put in an impressive performance.
He is yet to start a game in the Premier League, and given Jamie Shackleton’s lack of fitness, he is in line to start against the Foxes.
Drameh, who has been labelled “fantastic” by Tom Hill on LUTV, has shown plenty of promise since joining from Fulham and the time may have arrived for him to start in the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa does see the academy as an extension to the first team so he will have been keeping track of his progress for a while.
It’s clear that he’s been impressed with what he’s seen as he even handed him his debut in the cup.
While the league is a completely different ball game, he’s shown that he’s capable enough to be trusted by the Argentine.
It’s exciting to see youngsters being promoted to the first team and the onus is now on Drameh to deliver under tremendous pressure.
Once Luke Ayling is back, he may not even make the matchday squad for most games, but until his return, it’s a good chance for him to prove his worth.
Leicester have a number of players that could give Drameh a run for his money so he will have to be at his best if he wants to get the better of them.
Given Leeds’ start to the season, a win here is extremely important to get away from the relegation zone.
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