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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa takes stance against Eddie Nketiah

Marcelo Bielsa will continue to leave Eddie Nketiah out of the starting XI at Leeds, reports say.

The youngster joined the Whites in the summer from Arsenal on a season-long loan with the intention of getting first-team football under his belt.

Nketiah told Unai Emery he wanted to go despite the Spaniard wanting him to hang around at the Emirates to provide back-up for Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

But his Yorkshire move is quickly becoming more and more frustrating as he has yet to start a game in the Championship.

Marcelo Bielsa has yet to start Eddie Nketiah in the Championship

The 20-year-old has looked impressive in his appearances and has scored four times already for the Elland Road outfit.

But Football Insider report that Nketiah’s ostracisation is set to continue in the Championship.

Instead, Bielsa is set to keep the faith in Patrick Bamford – who has been criticised by Leeds fans this season.

The Argentine also has no immediate intentions to try both the strikers at the same time in a two-pronged attack.

Meanwhile, Danny Mills has stated that the Leeds boss has no trust in the Lewisham-born ace.

Eddie Nketiah has scored four goals for Leeds this season

When asked why was Nketiah not banging on Bielsa’s door over more game time, Mills said: “Yeah, he is but he just hasn’t really had a chance at Leeds from the start.

“It’s an interesting one. Clearly it’s something that Bielsa doesn’t quite see in training.

“Playing international football is different; it’s not the same as playing league football, and certainly Championship football.

“You have to trust Marcelo Bielsa, and say ‘What is he not seeing in training? What is not happening for him to not be put in the starting line up?’.

“There’s just something that isn’t right. Bielsa clearly doesn’t trust him yet.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-boss-marcelo-bielsa-takes-20567043

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