By Joe Roberts

19th Sep, 2023 | 10:18pm

Sky Sports pundit claims Georginio Rutter looks 'a handful' for Leeds United, tipped for more goals

Georginio Rutter could be a real asset for Leeds United and could help his side to the promotion spaces, according to Clinton Morrison.

Speaking live on Sky Sports (17 September), the pundit was blown away by his late strike against Millwall and tipped the 21-year-old to improve from his Premier League form.

With two goals and an assist in the Championship already this season, the Frenchman could prove to be a Daniel Farke mainstay as they bid to return to the top flight.

Morrison said, as quoted by HITC (19 September): “Very good finish [against Millwall]. He struggled in the Premier League. But he looks like a handful in the Championship and he is getting his goals.

“The players Leeds have got going forward. They should be there or thereabouts [for promotion].”


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Rutter has been very impressive under Farke so far this season and added to his impressive campaign with a well-taken finish at The Den on Sunday.

Attacking-wise, Leeds look set this season. Rutter, along with Willy Gnonto, Joel Piroe and Dan James should have enough goals and creativity to see themselves climb up the table.

With 13 shot-creating actions, two goal-creating actions and the second-best goal haul in the Leeds side this season, the club-record signing is starting to show his best at Elland Road [FBRef].

High expectations came with his move from Hoffenheim, but a lacklustre debut season led many to write Rutter off, but the drop-down to the Championship could be exactly what the young man needed to rediscover his form.

This resurgence in form will be helpful if the Whites want to gain promotion this season, as is the expectation from the new ownership group.

Rutter will hope to carry his form into Leeds’ midweek away clash against Hull City on Wednesday (20 September) to finally prove himself to the Elland Road faithful.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has heaped praise onto a summer signing after his impressive display against Millwall.