Leeds fans want 2020 signing handed debut vs Wolves
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that Cody Drameh should be handed a Premier League debut this weekend when the Whites host Wolves at Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are looking to bounce back from their worst performance of the season last weekend. They were beaten 1-0 at Southampton on a day where Leeds looked well short of their best.
The problem the Whites face is that their injury problems are continuing. Bielsa confirmed on Thursday that Kalvin Phillips is not yet ready to return.
Meanwhile, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo, Robin Koch and Patrick Bamford will all miss out.
Without Phillips and Ayling, Leeds face a difficult decision. Pascal Struijk seems the most likely option to take on the Phillips role, with Jamie Shackleton continuing at right-back.
Shackleton was arguably Leeds’ best player on the south coast. So it would be no surprise if Bielsa kept the academy graduate in that role.
But some fans have suggested that Shackleton would be more use in midfield. And with that, they have implored Bielsa to hand Cody Drameh his Leeds debut.
Drameh arrived from Fulham last summer. And he has since been one of the best players for the under-23s. In fact, it is probably a surprise to many that he has not yet made his senior debut.
It would be a gamble to throw him in. But Leeds have struggled whenever Phillips has been unavailable. So using Shackleton in that role makes a lot of sense to many.
‘Deserves a shot’: Leeds fans want Drameh to start Premier League clash vs Wolves
And if he moved forward, Drameh being promoted would be an exciting play from Bielsa.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Leeds fans were saying about Drameh following Bielsa’s injury update…
Drameh has been exceptional in the U23s, that would free Shackleton to cover that 50 yrd gaping gap we always seem to have.
— Sean Smith 💛💙 (@SeanSmi59697180) October 21, 2021
Surely Drameh gets a chance on Saturday. Crying out for Shacks energy in midfield
— Kevin sinfield (@kevin_sinfield) October 21, 2021
Surely now would be a good time to give Drameh some game time. Shack at CDM.
— Lewis Spedding (@ElSpedds) October 21, 2021
Either start drameh and move shacks into midfield or start forshaw cos it’s a waste of everyone’s time with struijk in kalvins role and it’s time for the likes of rodrigo roberts James and Harrison to step up and help raph
— Stephen Fitzpatrick🏆🏴 (@stephenfitzpa15) October 21, 2021
i know it won’t happen but I’d absolutely love to see Drameh in at RB, shack and Klich in the middle and Forshaw behind on Saturday.
— luca🤘🏼 (@lufcluca) October 21, 2021
Highly unlikely, but I’d start Drameh at rb, and put shack in at mid.
— Scott (@Scottwhites1992) October 21, 2021
Drameh deserves a shot been quality for the youth team looks solid and aggressive
— Ryan Leonard (@_ryanleonard) October 21, 2021
I’d love to see Drameh used at some point & Summerville get minutes on the wing also
— Seán Byrne (@sbyrne23) October 21, 2021
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