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Marcelo Bielsa looks to have been right about Leeds loanee

Jean-Kevin Augustin hasn’t been the attacking saviour that many had hoped he’d be.

The Frenchman is yet to start a league game since joining the Whites towards the back end of January, despite the fact that United have played five times since his arrival.

However, he has appeared in three of those games coming off the bench late on as a sub against Nottingham Forest, Brentford and Bristol City.

The problem is that he’s made very little impact.

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Indeed, he’s failed to score or assist in any of these outings, however, to be fair to him he has played just 49 minutes.

However, if the forward is coming on as a late sub to play against fatigued legs you’d expect Augustin to have at least a little bit of an impact, but the fact of the matter is he’s been nothing short of woeful when appearing for Leeds.

A look at his stats tells the whole story.

Failing to score or assist in 49 minutes of football isn’t the end of the world, but his overall play just hasn’t been good enough from what we’ve seen.

Every shot he’s had has been off target, and despite Phil Hay saying he can play as a more creative player he’s not played a single key pass.

On top of that, the 22-year-old’s WhoScored average rating is just 5.96, enough to make him the 22nd worst player in the Championship in terms of average rating.

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While Leeds fans have previously complained about him not getting chances in the team, it may be time to admit that Marcelo Bielsa was right about him not being ready.

Two weeks ago, he said: “Augustin in a player who can make a lot of impact. He has a lot of skills. You realise that from how much he cost and the teams he played for. But in the last 8 months he played 3 full matches. When this happens, the conclusions about his fitness levels are clear.”

The young striker could yet be a success at Elland Road, but as it stands he doesn’t seem up to the task of playing in the Championship, but we can’t say Bielsa didn’t warn us.

In other news, Leeds’ new boys have both been commenting on the same Instagram post.

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