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Leeds United: New signing fails to impress in pre-season friendly

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Leeds United kicked off their pre-season tour of Australia with a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar.

All three goals came in the first half with Joe Gelhardt and Dan James scoring two in two minutes for the Whites before seeing their advantage halved before the half-time whistle.

With numerous changes in the second half, the broken nature of the game severely affected the contest and the scoreline remained the same.

Jesse Marsch made six changes at half-time, but his first alteration came after half an hour, when new signing Luis Sinisterra was introduced, but he only played another 30 minutes.

The £21m arrival did appear to struggle in his first appearance, though, and failed to make a telling impact on the game.

LeedsLive reporter William Jackson rated his performance a 5/10 and made the following comment: “Emerged in the 30th minute but never really got himself into the contest.”

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While it is very easy to dismiss pre-season friendlies, you would still certainly rather see players impressing than struggling to find their feet.

Last term, Sinisterra rose to prominence, contributing to 37 goals in 49 games and he will have been brought in with the hope of reproducing those numbers at Leeds.

Noel Whelan, like many Leeds supporters, was left excited by the announcement of the signing and told Football Insider he looks a really ‘mouth-watering prospect’.

It is early days yet for the 23-year-old, but with Raphinha’s move to Barcelona all but official, Whites supporters will be hopeful the Colombian flyer can bring his best to Yorkshire.

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  • wilks says:

    Time will tell whether Sinisterra will be as good as we hope but little can be determined on this game. Sinisterra has shown what he is capable of last season, so the potential is there and it’s the job oft the coaching staff and manager to make sure he plays to his best ability.
    It may take a few games but once he finds his ‘Leeds Utd’ feet and gains confidence I have an inkling he will be a cracker.

  • Paul Jones says:

    What a pratt, You make a judgement call on a guy who has just turned up at Leeds and these were his first few minutes? You really need to get another job mate because you haven’t got a scooby do about doing this one

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