Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Leif Davis could be given a chance this season at Leeds United due to the injuries in the squad.
It was recently announced that left-back Junior Firpo would miss at least eight weeks of action after he picked up a knock in a pre-season friendly, while with Stuart Dallas breaking his leg in April against Manchester City, he is also set to miss a chunk of games in the Premier League next term.
Davis spent last season on loan with Bournemouth in the Championship, where he was out of favour at the beginning of the campaign, before performing well when he was picked, winning the club’s January Player of the Month award, but then suffered an injury which saw him sidelined for the rest of the season.
Although Davis only featured 15 times whilst on loan last season, Jones spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that he will be given a chance at Leeds due to the injury crisis at left-back.
He said: “They’ve got Leif Davis who’s there, he’ll be given a chance. I’m not convinced they’ll see him as the guy to play there, but I think they could also slot another player into the role short-term, I think that’s plausible.”
Do Leeds need another left-back?
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
Leeds have brought in six new faces this summer, so it might have come as a surprise to the Whites faithful that they have not seen a left-back come through the door, especially after Junior Firpo failed to hit the ground running after featuring just 24 times in the Premier League.
However, Davis may well be given a chance by Marsch next term, as last season was his first full campaign involved in senior football, so the American coach might feel that he is now ready to step up and play a more regular role in the side.