With the news that Tyler Roberts will have an extended period away from the squad, a chance ha arisen to be a key figure for the Leeds’ last promotion push.
The young forward, who signed for the club on deadline day in a £2.5million deal has reportedly pulled up in training after suffering a shin injury.
With Leeds still holding a small hope of sneaking into the playoff spots, someone is going to have to stand up and be counted for the club.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga looks to be Leeds’ main striker for the remainder of the season but he now needs a partner who can do the dirty work and with Kemar Roofe suffering a suspected concussion and current poor form, it may not be him.
Enter Caleb Ekuban, a striker who can track back and win the ball but also beat a player with pace. Granted he needs to add goals to his game and with the pressure cooker games coming up, it could be a perfect baptism of fire.
If Leeds can get the best out of Ekuban for the remainder of the season, the club could have the perfect partner for any summer moves they consider for next season.
What’s your opinion? Can Ekuban step up to the plate and deliver? Have your say in the comments below.
By Ryan Ingham