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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan urges Jesse Marsch to not charge starting XI in next match

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Presenter Conor McGilligan has claimed that manager Jesse Marsch must keep his Leeds United starting team the same after their recent win. 

The Whites claimed an unexpected but brilliant win in the Premier League this weekend as they lifted themselves out of the bottom three and into 15th place.

A last-minute winner from Crysencio Summerville was enough to see Leeds claim all three points at Anfield as they stunned Liverpool to win the match 2-1 after earlier goals from Rodrigo and Mo Salah.

That victory put an end to the club’s eight-game winless streak in the league and McGilligan has warned Marsch not to mix things up in their next game if he wants to keep up the momentum.

Indeed, while speaking on the One Leeds Fan Channel, he said: “Jesse needs to learn maybe to keep that same squad as well, a squad that’s won, obviously like they did last night.

“Maybe that exact same squad should start against Bournemouth instead of tampering with it a little bit. Even if that means [Luis] Sinisterra is on the bench. You know [he can] come on that’s a real impact bringing someone like him on.

“I just think Jesse needs to learn, which I’m sure he will have done from last night, that is a very effective lineup that we played and to stick with that.

“And I think hopefully it’s going to galvanise the players because we all know everyone that this squad is, I do think, quite mentally weak. I do think that. So I think the beautiful thing about this is it’s going to breed confidence they’ve beaten Liverpool at Anfield.”

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Due to the club’s poor form going into their last match, there had been plenty of talk about Marsch and his future at Leeds being under threat. Such a great result, though, will likely buy him a little more time to turn things around.

However, while this win over the Reds was an unexpected bonus, the upcoming home game against Bournemouth will likely be viewed as a must-win for the Whites.

Indeed, the Cherries sit just one place and one point above Marsch’s men in the league. The American will certainly have to get his key decisions right if he is to pick up three points next time out.

His starting team will no doubt be a big talking point, and perhaps he would be wise to keep it the same and trust the same players who got the job done against Liverpool.

Should Jesse Marsch keep his starting team the same?





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