Leeds United potential injury boost after Rasmus Kristensen Denmark call-up
Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen has been called up to the Denmark squad for their upcoming Nations League squad – and that could have dropped a clue on the right back’s fitness.
It had been suggested by The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath (via Twitter, 7 September) that the 25-year-old was set to miss three weeks of action.
However, after being called up to the Denmark squad, there is a good chance that the former RB Salzburg defender could be well ahead of schedule when it comes to his injury setback.
With Leeds not playing for a number of weeks, there is a good chance that Jesse Marsch won’t be affected by his injury.
The break could have also come at a good time for Kristensen, with his career at Elland Road yet to really take off after his impressive spell in Austria.
Featuring for the national side, in an environment that he is familiar with could see him rediscover some of the form that he has shown when previously plying his trade for Salzburg.
Luke Ayling is Leeds’ other right-back option, however, Marsch has been keen to give Kristensen chances in the season’s opening fixtures.
Adjusting to the Premier League will always take time for any player, particularly when the squad is made up of a lot of new arrivals who will need to form new partnerships.
Kristensen just needs to be given time to adapt and grow in confidence then Leeds could have a solid full-back for a number of years on their books.
Regardless of his indifferent start to life in Yorkshire, news of his international call-up will be good news for Marsch and the Elland Road faithful.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have reached an agreement to sign a left-back, according to his agent.