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Leeds fans want Bielsa to include player in his squad for the first time on Saturday, after comments

Marcelo Bielsa has raved about Lewis Bate when asked about Leeds talent in his press conference – and Leeds fans want him included on Saturday.

Leeds take on Watford on Saturday afternoon at Vicarage Road, with the Whites finally looking to secure their first league win of the season.

But the Whites are struggling in the middle of the park. In the 2-1 loss to West Ham at Elland Road, Stuart Dallas combined with Mateusz Klich.

Dallas is struggling for form and even Bielsa has said that the Northern Ireland man is below par, at the moment. Klich is also not at his best.

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Leeds opted not to sign a midfielder in the summer, with faith placed in Adam Forshaw. But he is yet to feature in the Premier League in 21-22.

Speaking in his latest press conference, Bielsa was asked about summer Under-23 addition Bate – raving about the ex-Chelsea midfielder.

“He performs better every time in the games he’s a part of,” Bielsa said – as per YouTube. “He’s a player who is constantly managing the ball.

“He doesn’t lose it very often. He has a good sense of a pass. He can thread it through the eye of a needle.”

Bielsa on Bate: Leeds fans want him to get a chance on Saturday

Bate, 18, is starring in the Under-23 side for Leeds since he joined the club from Chelsea. This week, he was brilliant in the win over Oldham.

Mark Jackson’s men beat League Two side Oldham 3-2 in the EFL Trophy. But the £1.5million signing (Goal) is yet to even get on the senior bench.

Leeds need a midfielder, one that can play as a six or an eight in front of Kalvin Phillips. Bate can do that, and Bielsa is clearly a fan.

Leeds fans responded to his comments on teenager Bate, urging the Argentine to use him on Saturday. The 23’s face Leicester on Friday night.

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