Leeds' candidates to replace Luis Sinisterra against Crystal Palace
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Leeds' candidates to replace Luis Sinisterra against Crystal Palace

Leeds United will be without Luis Sinisterra when they take on Crystal Palace after the winger was sent off for two yellow cards against Aston Villa.

Sinisterra’s absence will certainly hurt Jesse Marsch’s men at a ground they are yet to win at since promotion back to the Premier League.

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The Colombian had arguably been Leeds’ most dangerous player before his dismissal. So he leaves a big void in the side against the Eagles.

But who will replace the summer signing? Here is a look at some of the contenders…

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville (centre right) is tackled and fouled by Brentford’s Frank Onyeka (centre left) during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Leeds United at Brentford Community Stadium on September 3, 2022 in Brentford, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The obvious choice: Crysencio Summerville

Crysencio Summerville looks to be high up the pecking order after coming on against Villa. He was not able to make too much of an impact against the Villans, but did show some nice touches. And he has really kicked on over the last few months.

The option for the reshuffle: Patrick Bamford

Brenden Aaronson started in a wider role against Southampton with Patrick Bamford starting ahead of Rodrigo. Ultimately, we barely got a glimpse of Aaronson in that slightly different position as Bamford limped off early on. Bamford was bright when he featured against Villa. So using him and dropping Rodrigo back will be the option for many.

The outsiders: Wilfried Gnonto, Joe Gelhardt, Mateusz Klich

Summerville is the best option if Marsch goes like for like. Meanwhile, Bamford coming in has surely got to be a consideration if he is ready.

But there are a number of other candidates. Wilfried Gnonto got the nod ahead of Joe Gelhardt for the bench on Sunday and must be in the conversation.

Gelhardt scored twice for the under-21s on Tuesday. And Mateusz Klich caused some problems when he came on against Villa. He also nearly scored.

And the wildcard: Sonny Perkins

It would be a big shock if Sonny Perkins started against Palace. But it is probably not out of the question either. He has been exceptional since joining Leeds, scoring in every game for club and country this season.

Once again, he would probably need to play as the number 10 with Aaronson moving wider. But there may be some fans who think that he deserves an opportunity already.

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