Eddie Nketiah could have increased importance for Leeds against Brentford

WIGAN, ENGLAND AUG 17TH  Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday 17th August 2019.

Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah will likely have a role to play against Brentford.

WIGAN, ENGLAND AUG 17TH  Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday 17th August 2019.

Pontus Jansson returns to Elland Road tonight when Brentford take on Leeds United.

The Swedish centre-back has the inside track on his opponents, having spent three seasons at Elland Road before his surprise departure this summer.

This makes him well prepared for the task of taking on Leeds striker Patrick Bamford, who scored twice at the weekend and is likely to start.

But Leeds have a different weapon in their arsenal, on loan Gunners forward Eddie Nketiah.

 

Nketiah could have a vital role to play if Jansson is getting the better of Bamford and shutting Leeds down.

Jansson has not played against Nketiah before, and won't be as prepared over what to expect.

 

This could give Leeds an edge they may need.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford FC and Leeds United at Griffin Park on April 22, 2019 in Brentford, England.

He's no secret weapon, but as far as Jansson goes, the defender is not aware as to the nuances of his game like he is Bamford.

Nketiah featured for Leeds under-23s on Monday against Millwall, and so is unlikely to start, but he should be on the bench.

He scored in that game, as against Salford City a week earlier for the first team, and he could have a big role to play tonight if Bamford is unable to get the job done.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-0 during the Carabao Cup match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane, Salford on Tuesday 13th August...

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