View: Wilfried Gnonto must get another chance for Leeds v Bournemouth
Wilfried Gnonto must get another chance to feature for Leeds United against Bournemouth, after the Italy international’s beautiful cameo appearance against Liverpool.
Gnonto wasn’t the senior, top-level forward Leeds fans craved on deadline day but he has the attributes to reach the highest levels in the Premier League.
His impact on the Liverpool game was plain to see and his menacing attacks must be utilised more from Jesse Marsch moving forward at Elland Road.
He did everything right against Liverpool when he came on as a substitute with the game tied at 1-1.
Gnonto’s link-up play for the match-winner alongside Crysencio Summerville was a view into the future of what Leeds’ attacking prowess could look like.
The Italian is a fierce talent and continues to impress when given the opportunity to do so, he could be Marsch’s not-so-secret weapon this season.
His energy and creativity are exactly what Leeds United’s one-dimensional attacking play has been missing this season.
Every Leeds fan could agree on giving him more minutes against the Cherries, it’s worth a punt after his Anfield exploits.
It’s time for Patrick Bamford to rest up and get back to full fitness, a Gnonto and Summerville partnership is what the Whites attack craves.
Marsch must start building on what’s working for his team and the teenager showed he can be looked upon to propel Leeds United up the Premier League table.
Back-to-back wins would put the Whites in a completely different headspace, one where they can give chances to the likes of Gnonto to shine.
But to achieve that, risks must be taken and starting the young wonder against Bournemouth is one that could pay off massively.
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