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'Going to emerge as a big player for us': Marsch backs Leeds talent to explode this season
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'Going to emerge as a big player for us': Marsch backs Leeds talent to explode this season

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has backed Luis Sinisterra to “emerge as a big player” for the Whites.

The Elland Road first-team boss was speaking at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Brentford.

Sinisterra joined Leeds from Feyenoord in July, becoming the Whites’ sixth signing of a busy summer.

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Earlier this week, Marsch handed the 23-year-old his full Premier League debut, starting him against Everton.

Sinisterra rewarded his manager’s faith with his first league goal, helping Leeds come from behind for a 1-1 draw.

The week before, the Colombia international had registered a goal and an assist against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.

Now, with Leeds having let Daniel James join Fulham on loan, Sinisterra will be relied upon more to deliver.

At his press conference on Thursday, Marsch is quoted by Leeds Live as saying: “I thought Luis Sinisterra had a good match for 64 minutes (v Everton).

“So we have some more options which is a nice thing to have.”

Later on, he said: “I think Luis Sinisterra is going to emerge as a big player for us.”

‘Will eventually replace Daniel James’

In his latest column for i News, Daniel Storey spoke about Leeds’ hopes after the latest window.

He claimed that the Whites are hoping that Sinisterra is an upgrade for James.

“In terms of his directness and skill, Aaronson appears to be a fine replacement for Raphinha and is still only 21 years old,” he wrote.

“Luis Sinisterra is raw but will eventually replace Daniel James; Leeds hope that he is an upgrade.”

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“You can see the confidence”

After the Leeds v Everton game, Elland Road icon Jermaine Beckford spoke about Sinisterra and how deadly he can be in front of goal.

“This is somebody that got 23 goals last season, and someone that got 14 assists last season,” Beckford told BT Sport, via Leeds Live.

“So he knows where the back of the net is, he knows how to create chances, but I am really pleased for him.

“He has had a difficult start to his Leeds United career with getting injured at the start of pre-season that stopped his progress.

“But you can see the confidence he plays with every time he picks the ball up.

“He looked a threat and for his goal, he managed to catch Jordan Pickford out.”

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