Billy Sharp needs to grasp any chance he gets with both hands according to Peter Lorimer.
Sharp came off the bench to score the winner against Huddersfield Town last weekend and Lorimer says he’s got to make the most of any chance he gets over the rest of the season.
“Billy hasn’t played too regularly, I don’t think his performances have been great either - he needs more games but at the same time, he needs to score more goals,” wrote Lorimer.
“Sharp might feel that on the back of his goal at Huddersfield he deserves to start too. Maybe he does. But if that opportunity comes along, he’s got to grasp it.”
The only way for Sharp to become a regular starter under manager Neil Redfearn is to cash in every time he gets game time for the club.
If he starts against Brentford this weekend, he has to come in, work hard and try to back up that goal against the Terriers.
If he’s on the bench, he needs to try and repeat what he did against Huddersfield if Redfearn throws him on whether that’s with Leeds chasing the game or comfortably ahead.
Redfearn told the Yorkshire Evening Post why he feels it’s important he has a target man in the side and Sharp needs to show why he doesn’t necessarily need to go with a big forward up front.
Sharp is a good option to have leading the side because he’s quick, works hard and can play down either channel looking to create space for other players coming forward.
It will be interesting to see if his goal last weekend has an impact on who Redfearn chooses to start this weekend.