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Report: 'Incredible' Leeds player has been left confused by his treatment at Elland Road last season
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Report: 'Incredible' Leeds player has been left confused by his treatment at Elland Road last season

Leeds United striker Joe Gelhardt was confused to be left out of certain matches last season as the Whites battled relegation.

Patrick Bamford was out for much of the season but there were games when Gelhardt did not even get off the bench for Leeds.

The Athletic report that confused the striker himself just as much as it did the supporters who wanted to see more of the starlet.

It says that it is no secret the striker wanted more minutes last season and just wishes to play as much football as he possibly can.

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Leeds striker Gelhardt confused by treatment last season

It is clear that Leeds are trying to strike a balance between not overplaying Gelhardt and giving him enough time to develop.

Wilfried Gnonto came in on transfer deadline day after Leeds’ attempts to sign a more senior striker came up short at the last.

That further limits Gelhardt’s opportunities for first team minutes and it appears he is stuck between the Under 21s and the first team right now.

These things are liable to change and the report points out that a place in the squad has opened up this weekend because of Luis Sinisterra’s red card last time out.

That should get Gelhardt on the bench against Crystal Palace and then he might get a chance to get on the pitch and show his quality.

He was perplexed by his treatment at times last season and the challenge for Leeds is to ensure Gelhardt has a clearer pathway this time around.

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