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Why Leeds striker Eddie Nketiah may need to be patient until October

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Why Leeds striker Eddie Nketiah may need to be patient until October

Eddie Nketiah has made a decent start to his Leeds Untied career, but surely he must be frustrated that he’s yet to start a league game.

The 20-year-old has scored during both starts in the Carabao Cup, while he’s been given three appearances from the bench in the Championship so far.

He’s looked a serious goal threat since he joined in the summer on loan from Arsenal and he continued his form during the international break by netting twice for England’s Under-21s side.

Nketiah is playing second fiddle to teammate Patrick Bamford so far, who has four goals in six league starts this campaign.


There is only room for one centre-forward in the system implemented by manager Marcelo Bielsa and Bamford is in pole position as it stands.

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Leeds are back in action away to Barnsley on Sunday in the league and it looks like Bamford will retain his spot.

Nketiah may have to be content with cameo appearances for now and it’s not until the fixture list starts piling up that the manager may be forced into rotations of his starting team.

Leeds have three games remaining during September, but it’s not until October that midweek fixtures are introduced for them and it seems more likely that the Arsenal loanee will get his shot leading the line in the league then.

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