Leeds could have some new faces on show tomorrow in the game against Burton Albion. The likes of Jay-Roy Grot, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki could all feature in a crucial game, although finding space for all three in the squad is very unlikely.
The one most likely to feature will be the loan arrival from Hamburg in the Budesliga. Lasogga has come here for a couple of reasons, one is to play football on a regular basis and the other is to be the main man, something to really boost his confidence. He will be well aware that Leeds fans loved Chris wood and he will feel that he can become that crucial player up front tat Leeds fans worship. Wanting to do something and actually doing it are two totally different things and Lasogga will need to get up to speed quickly because there is no pre-season for him to find his feet in a Leeds shirt. In terms of calibre he is at the top-end of signings in the summer window and hopefully he gets a goal early in his Leeds career to boost his chances of success.
Jay-Roy Grot has made his Leeds debut from the bench and I expect him to make the bench again tomorrow, Pawel Cibicki potentially not making the squad. Grot is very highly rated and was on the verge of joining Fiorentina earlier in the summer before the move fell through, the Italian side in some bother with their finances and couldn’t complete the deal after failing to agree a fee. Leeds jumped in after Chris Wood joined Burnley and got the deal done very quickly. We didn’t see much of what he can do against Nottingham Forest but we do expect him to kick on in the coming months. He certainly has the physical attributes, but it’s hard to tell what style of player he is and will be.