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Leeds should hand Cody Drameh a debut against Wolves

International breaks are an absolute nightmare for any club.

The team is split up at a vital part of the season and there is a risk of your star players getting injured in utterly meaningless games for their country.

Unfortunately for Leeds, the international break has brought about an injury crisis with both Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente picking up problems while playing for Scotland and Spain respectively.

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This leaves United with something of a problem at the back as they only have one fit senior centre-half in the shape of Robin Koch, so they may have to call upon U23s players such as Oliver Casey or Pascal Struijk.

Struijk’s earlier performance this season indicates that bringing him in may not be the best idea as he and Koch conceded four against Liverpool on the opening day, but luckily there is another option.

Luke Ayling is adept at playing as a centre-back, but if he moves across to cover for the absentees that will leave a gap at right-back, which could be filled by a man who is yet to make his senior debut.

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Cody Drameh is seemingly Leeds’ second-in-command in that position, being the only other notable natural right-back at the club after Bryce Hosannah went out on loan, and while Jamie Shackleton can play there, it’s not his natural position.

Drameh came in this summer for £1m, and it may be time for Bielsa to give the 18-year-old his debut in the game against Wolves.

The former Fulham man looks like a real talent, Manchester City were interested signing him and he has been compared to £25m-man Ryan Sessegnon in the past, so a Premier League debut against Wolves could be the perfect proving ground for him, and with the number of injuries in the defence, the door is wide open for him to make his first appearance.

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