Matt Kilgallon has told BBC Radio Leeds that Brenden Aaronson is in danger of losing his place in the Leeds United side as he is not doing enough for Jesse Marsch’s men right now.

It has been a really frustrating time for Aaronson. The 22-year-old was brilliant before the World Cup, causing the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea all kinds of problems.

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He did not feature as much as supporters expected while in Qatar. And perhaps that knocked his confidence. Aaronson has not been the same player since the domestic season resumed.

Kilgallon fears for Aaronson

He has not provided a goal or assist in recent weeks. The summer signing has also been completely overshadowed by the likes of Rodrigo, Willy Gnonto, and Jack Harrison, who has started to return to form of late.

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Aaronson has frustrated fans with some poor passes at crucial moments. And it has also been noticeable that he just seems to go to ground way too easily. Certainly, referees are not giving him the amount of decisions he would like.

He did have some bright moments in the goalless draw with Brentford on Sunday. But Kilgallon suggested after the game that he could have few complaints if he is taken out of the side in the near future.

“I like him. But for the first 10 minutes, he started pretty sloppily to be honest, gave the ball away. And I think the fans did actually notice that,” he told BBC Radio Leeds.

“But one thing about him, he gives 100 percent, doesn’t he. He’s busy, he’s there. But I think you need more. He’s going to end up losing the shirt because there’s people there now waiting to go play.”

Jesse Marsch would arguably be asking for trouble if he persists with Aaronson – should his form continue. Leeds now have an amazing range of options in the final third.

Luis Sinisterra, Patrick Bamford, Joe Gelhardt and Georginio Rutter started on the bench against the Bees. Meanwhile, Crysencio Summerville will be looking to make his way back from injury soon.

Aaronson is one of the players who can play in midfield or the forward line. But he is not playing well enough right now to keep his place ahead some of the other options.

Marsch has fewer excuses now that he has so much talent in his ranks. He will be doing himself few favours if he sticks by Aaronson and he cannot get a tune from him.

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