Robbie Gotts finally made his Leeds United debut in the FA Cup against Arsenal in January after many months of being an unused substitute.
Things quickly went downhill after that though as a muscular injury kept him out of action for both the senior squad and the under-23s.
Just as Gotts was forcing his way back into Carlos Corberan’s plans, the football season was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Leeds Live journalist Alex Dicken has claimed that the business the Whites conducted in January could have limited his chances even further under Marcelo Bielsa.
“The January signings of Ian Poveda and Jean-Kevin Augustin added depth to Bielsa’s squad which is likely to limit Gotts’ opportunities further,” he wrote.
“But his future looks bright and it seems the midfielder is desperate for his best years to come in the Premier League with his boyhood club.”
It seems strange to suggest that the signing of a winger and a striker could likely have limited his opportunities in the squad.
Gotts is a central midfielder, and if anything, it was the return from injury of Jamie Shackleton that has shackled him slightly in the past few months.
Even Alfie McCalmont has been nowhere to be seen, with both of them struggling to cement a spot in the under-23s. We have been present at nearly all the youth games this season, and both Gotts and his fellow midfield have been on the bench for the majority of those recent clashes.
Chances are certainly limited, yes, but that is definitely not because of the signings of both Poveda and Augustin.
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