Pundit backs Leeds to replace £ 29million summer rookie after sad exit


A former Aston Villa forward has suggested Leeds United may look to bring in another striker during the January transfer window.

Whites suffered humiliation 3-0 defeat to Crawley Town in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Marcelo Bielsa has been criticized for his squad selection and could be tempted to seek reinforcements after a poor display from his side.

Patrick Bamford was rested as £ 29million Rodrigo was given a sign to lead the line. The attacker, who happened in summer, had a disappointing performance.

Now ex-Villa striker and expert Gabby Agbonlahor has supported Leeds to bring in a replacement leader.

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“I think most managers would like three strikers,” he said. Football Insider.

“Bamford has been great this season, but if he gets injured, can you count on Rodrigo?

“As much as everyone agrees with Leeds for this performance, it can happen.

“I have played in FA Cup matches where there can be a setback because if you don’t play 100% you can be returned by any club, regardless of their level and I think that this is what happened in Leeds. Crawley just wanted more and it can happen in football.

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“He [Bielsa] will be disappointed and he might consider bringing in another striker who could replace Bamford when he’s rested or injured.

Rodrigo has scored three times in 18 games this season while Bamford has scored ten in 17 games.

Bielsa reveals the reason for Crawley’s loss

Bielsa admitted his team let Crawley keep too much of the ball on Sunday.

Leeds had 71% possession, but ended up having fewer shots and ultimately goals than their opponents.

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We couldn’t throw them off balance when we attacked, ”he said. TBEN Sport. “We had the ball for a long time, but there wasn’t much we could do with it.

“In the first half, it was a first half where we played better than the opponent and the game was played as we wanted, even though we did not create much danger.

“The result generates a lot of sadness and disappointment in us.”

It was just the second time a top team has lost to a fourth-ranked club by three goals.

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