Report states which star is critical to the future of Leeds' forward line
By Russell Edge
Leeds United forward Samu Saiz needs to be the future of the Leeds United attack after their defeat to Sheffield United on Friday, according to a report.
In an analysis of the talking points from the 2-1 loss at Elland Road, the Yorkshire Evening Post stated on their website that the 26-year-old is the brightest attacking talent at the club, who started against the Blades alongside Piere-Michel Lasogga.
The newspaper suggests that Thomas Christiansen will be looking to swap out his forwards, with Stuart Dallas, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe all vying for a place in the starting XI with Lasogga having disappointed in recent outings.
They state that with Phillips set to be suspended for Tuesday night’s clash against Derby County, Hernandez is to be the likely replacement, and recommend a replacement for Gjanni Alioski in the shape of either Dallas or Roofe.
However it is Saiz, who arrived from La Liga 2 side SD Huesca, who is said to be the most important attacking outlet, and that the forward line must be focused around him.
He has made 13 appearances across all competitions for the Whites, 11 of those in the Championship, with eight goals and two assists to his name already.
His four second tier strikes mean he is the joint top scorer for Leeds in the league this season, level with Lasogga and Phillips.
In other Leeds United news, fans were left fuming over the performance of one man in their defeat to Sheffield United.