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When Leeds analyse Nottingham Forest’s biggest threats ahead of this weekend’s clash, it is likely that Marcelo Bielsa may warn his players about Lewis Grabban.

Grabban has made a positive start to life at the City Ground. He currently tops Forest’s scoring charts. He had previously enjoyed impressive spells with Sunderland and Aston Villa last term.

And had events played out differently, he could have potentially been a Leeds player this season.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported in June that the Whites had moved for Grabban the previous month. Of course, Andrea Radrizzani had much greater plans up his sleeve with Paul Heckingbottom replaced as head coach by Bielsa.

Missed opportunity?

You would do well to find any member of the Elland Road faithful who did not agree with the decision to replace Heckingbottom with Bielsa.

But perhaps some of the fans were hoping that Bielsa would keep Grabban on his radar. He does offer something different to the Whites’ current crop of strikers.

And at the weekend, Grabban’s performance could help show whether Bielsa actually made a potential mistake not maintaining an interest, or whether Leeds have further proof that they made the right move not sticking with Heckingbottom.

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