Leeds United were looking to get back to winning ways in Saturday’s Championship clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, but fans were certainly optimistic ahead of the tie when we saw the teamsheets.
???? | True to his word earlier in the week, Marcelo names the same Starting XI that featured against Nottingham Forest
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 17, 2019
Although manager Marcelo Bielsa had already revealed that the starting lineup would be the same as the last league clash, with changes made for our EFL Cup victory over Salford City, it seems plenty of fans were delighted with the strength of the bench chosen by our Argentine gaffer, as although young talent Jack Clarke missed out for this one, we did see Eddie Nketiah make an appearance.
With plenty of fans talking about squad depth given the summer transfers out of the club, when it comes to outfield potential, Ezgjan Alioski, Nketiah, Helder Costa, Gaetano Berardi, Mats Bogusz and Jamie Shackleton certainly provide options across the pitch, so all that was left to see was how it benefited us in our search for all three points.
With Patrick Bamford getting the job done with a brace just after the opening hour, we only saw Helder Costa and Jamie Shackleton used, but the game was already ours but there will be those who felt Eddie Nketiah or Mats Bogusz could have been given another runout, but the day was about three points and we took the win.
— Autistic ChessFan (@ant_leeds) August 17, 2019
Costa and Nketiah ????????????
— Connor (@cpeno) August 17, 2019
The bench is sexual
— MOTweets (@MOTweets1919) August 17, 2019
Solid team and game changers on bench ????
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) August 17, 2019
Clarke missing from bench. Wondered which of the 5 loans would miss out.
— Chris Kilbride (@ChrisKilbride1) August 17, 2019
Happy with that. Didn’t do much wrong last week apart from a soft conceded goal and taking our chances but with Eddie breathing down Bamfords neck he could really do with a goal today
— Mr Popular (@Russlufc) August 17, 2019
Bench is getting stronger ???? ????????????
— lee Wakefield ???????? (@leewakey77) August 17, 2019