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Leeds United: Phil Hay makes Jesse Marsch claim

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has revealed that recently appointed Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch will make some key changes on the training ground.

What’s the story?

Following Marcelo Bielsa’s sacking as manager last weekend following the Whites’ chastening loss against Spurs, Marsch was quickly brought in to replace him.

Now, all eyes are on what Marsch will look to change in order to turn things around at Elland Road, and Hay has now delivered an update that is sure to have fans nodding in agreement.

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In a fan discussion for The Athletic, he detailed: “It’s highly likely too that Marsch will alter the training week and alter the training load, which might help to refresh the players.

“Bielsa pushed them to the limit and while that was a virtue for so long, I felt it was apparent in the past month that nothing was working as it needed to. There was a sense of a plan grinding to a halt.”

Fans will be raving

With Bielsa pushing his players to their absolute limit of what they could do, it was no surprise that the Whites just hit a bit of a brick wall.

The Argentine coaxed everything out of his small squad in his time as manager, and he was duly rewarded with Leeds’ promotion back to the Premier League and a superb ninth-place finish in their first season back in the top flight.

However, such an approach over a long period of time was always likely to have its drawbacks, and that came in the shape of their woeful injury record this year – the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper among others have all spent considerable time on the treatment table and have seen their team slip further and further down the table.

If Marsch can make that very important change of getting the balance between working his players hard in training and keeping them away from hitting burnout, then Leeds will be onto a winner.

The Whites can barely afford to lose any more players due to injuries from now until the end of the season, so Marsch’s reset on the training ground could be the big training ground change that gets the players going again.

Leeds fans might just be buzzing with this very important change.

Meanwhile, Marsch must unleash this Leeds academy talent…

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