Cody Drameh move 'tempting fate' for Leeds United
Leeds United’s decision to let Cody Drameh move to Cardiff City is “a strange one” writes David Prutton in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Sky Sports pundit fears that allowing the full-back to exit the club is asking for trouble with the club in the midst of an injury crisis.
Although the position is not a problem yet, the former White thinks it could be “tempting fate at right-back”.
Prutton said: “It’s hopefully not something that comes back and bites them on the bum and they need to make sure they are in a position where that does not become the case if other injuries and suspensions kick in.”
“It is a strange one but Cardiff, under coach Steve Morison, is a decent place to go. I’m just surprised that keeping strength in numbers is not at the forefront of the mind.”
United have been quiet in the transfer window so far this month despite struggling mightily with numbers, particularly in attacking areas.
Marcelo Bielsa was forced to start teenager Sam Greenwood up front for the FA Cup tie against West Ham, attackers Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts all missing.
The teenager also then appeared to pick up and injury.
Star England international Kalvin Phillips has been another significant absentee so far this season, as Leeds have struggled to match the impressive performance of last season.
News that young full-back Drameh was making a loan move out of the club was not quite the type of transfer news that fans had been hoping to hear.
He had only made three league appearances so far this year but, as Prutton suggests, the luck with injuries at Elland Road suggests losing any squad option is taking a risk at the moment.
In other Leeds United news, the club are reportedly leading the race for this ‘lethal’ player.