Leeds United new boy has had a slow start.
Helder Costa has had a slow start to the season at Leeds United after two games.
He has played just 24 minutes of a possible 180 to start the season and did not feature on the club's pre-season tour.
This is because manager Marcelo Bielsa felt he was behind in terms of his fitness, and tonight's game is the perfect chance to get him up to speed.
Leeds take on Salford City in the EFL Cup and while it will be a test, Costa really should be too good for them.
That deal gets a lot easier to finance if Leeds have Premier League football and the income that brings.
That's why Leeds need to have Costa ready to start this weekend away to Wigan.
The Latics took points off Leeds at the end of last season and having their new signing raring to go will be essential.
So Marcelo Bielsa needs to make the right call tonight, and that means giving Costa his first start, to adjust to his new teammates and get more minutes under his belt.
Costa has the talent to transform Leeds' attack, and there should not be any more need to hold him back.
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