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Four Leeds players with a point to prove against Birmingham

We take a look at the Leeds players who need to make an impact against Birmingham City this weekend.

Leeds take on Birmingham City this weekend, as they look to get their season back on track after a disappointing start. 

The Whites have sacked David Hockaday and the move has already provided the club with a boost - as they beat Bolton Wanderers before the international break - but the players will be required to step up if the Yorkshire outfit are to meet their lofty expectations.

In this piece we take a look at four players with a point to prove in the weekend's match.

Billy Sharp

Despite a debut goal, Sharp's performances haven't justified the hype around his transfer so far. 

The striker signed from Southampton earlier in the transfer window creating a huge sense of positivity around Elland Road, but he has looked off the pace. 

Of course, there is always a transitional period upon joining a new side and Sharp hasn't played much first-team football in recent times, but he needs to start finding the net regularly or risk losing his place. 

Rodolph Austin

On his day, Rodolph Austin can be one of the most destructive midfielders in the Championship.

However, so far this season the Jamaican international's performances have been amongst the worst in the team.

His passing has been poor and he hasn't had the influence on games as the side would be expecting. 

Austin needs to step up and lead by example, starting this weekend, otherwise the fan-base could turn on him. 

Luke Murphy

Once considered one of the finest young talents outside the Premier League, the Whites paid £1 million to bring the midfielder to Elland Road.

Since his arrival, though, he hasn't had the impact desired. Murphy is clearly a technically able player, but he doesn't have much effect on games and he needs to become a more noticeable figure. 


The Brazilian playmaker's arrival in Yorkshire is one of the most intriguing transfers of the summer.

As a 17-year-old, Adryan was touted as a potential replacement for Kaka, but his career has rather faltered since then. 

Now 20, Adryan will be hoping to prove that he has the talent to fulfil the early promise that he showed and he could be in line to make his first start for the club against Birmingham City. 

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