The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Izzy Brown will finally overcome injury and make his Leeds United debut in January – but will he break into Marcelo Bielsa’s side?
The 21-year-old was signed by Leeds on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer. Leeds were aware that he would be out injured for a considerable amount of time.
Now, he is expected to finally return from his anterior cruciate ligament in January. But will he be able to break into the Leeds side and make any kind of an impact?
Predominantly a winger but able to play in the number 10 role or out wide, Brown does boast versatility. However, Leeds have strong cover in all attacking positions.
Out wide, Pablo Hernandez and Gjanni Alioski continue to shine. Jack Harrison and Jack Clarke are more than adequate cover should injury or suspension occur.
Samu Saiz has been dropped because of the form of Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich in attacking midfield. Patrick Bamford is due to return from his knee injury at the same time as Brown, with Kemar Roofe first choice.
Brown has it all to do, then. But his Championship stats should not be overlooked. Making 35 appearances, he has had a hand in 12 goals – scoring seven and creating five.
Though he may struggle to win a place in the side, he will be an excellent option from the bench. Time will tell if he was worth signing.