Neil Redfearn says Ronaldo Vieira should start against Reading

Leeds manager Neil Redfearn looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales.

Should Ronaldo Vieira start for Leeds United against Reading at Elland Road in the Championship this weekend?

Leeds United care-taker Manger Neil Redfearn looks on at the start of the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Leeds United at Goldsands Stadium on September 16, 2014 in...

Neil Redfearn has been quoted as saying by Inside Futbol that Ronaldo Vieira should start for Leeds United against Reading this weekend.

Leeds will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Reading at Elland Road in the Championship.

Vieira has yet to start in the league for the Whites this season and has played a total of 54 minutes in the Championship.

The 19-year-old midfielder was an important player for the West Yorkshire outfit last season.

Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United closes down Ben Osborn of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January 25,...

The England Under-20 international started 24 Championship matches for Leeds in 2016-17, scoring one goal in the process.

Former Leeds head coach Redfearn has said that Vieira should start against Reading at Elland Road in the league on Saturday afternoon.

Redfearn has pointed out that the Whites have been missing athleticism and physical presence in recent matches, and that the teenage midfielder could provide that.

Emre Can of Liverpool takes on Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool,...

"I would definitely go with Vieira,” Inside Futbol quotes Redfearn as saying about Vieira. "I think he gives you athleticism and physical presence, and it's something that Leeds have been missing in recent times.”

Leeds are fifth in the Championship table at the moment with 20 points from 11 matches, four points behind leaders Cardiff City.

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