Sinisterra to start over Brenden Aaronson

Journalist Beren Cross has tipped Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra to start this Sunday ahead of the likes of Georginio Rutter and Brenden Aaronson.

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In their Premier League game this weekend, Jesse Marsch and co face a tricky away fixture that could have big repercussions down at the bottom of the table.

Indeed, a win for the Whites against Nottingham Forest would take them level with Steve Cooper’s men in the table, who head into the fixture in 14th place. Meanwhile, a heavy defeat could even see Leeds drop into the bottom three.

With that in mind, the club’s American manager will need to get his starting team spot on. He certainly has options with Gnonto, Sinisterra, Aaronson, Rutter and Jack Harrison all exciting attacking options likely to play a part in the game to varying degrees.

Cross certainly seems to think so as he made clear in an article for LeedsLive. However, he tipped Marsch to back Gnonto, Sinisterra and Harrison from the start.

The journalist explained: “The final call is who makes for Gnonto: Luis Sinisterra or Georginio Rutter?

“I lean to the former because he is six months ahead of the latter in their transition to the team and Marsch’s system. Rutter can also be a direct swap for Bamford as his legs start to tire in the second half, too.

He then named his predicted team as: “Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Wober, Struijk; Harrison, Adams, Roca; Sinisterra, Bamford, Gnonto.”

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Big call

Aaronson has started every Premier League game (19) for the Whites this season, so it will certainly be interesting if the Marsch favourite is dropped. However, he has struggled for form of late, so a change could yet be on the cards.

Rutter, of course, became the club’s record transfer signing this January when he arrived from Hoffenheim for a reported £35.5m. He is yet to make his league debut, though, so it would be a big call for Marsch to throw him in away at Forest.

Sinisterra has been struggling with fitness issues recently but made his first appearance in the English top-flight for seven games with his 21-minute cameo off the bench against Brentford last time out. What’s more, he then started and scored against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup last week.

With that in mind, of the three, it certainly feels as though the Colombian may be the best option for this game, with Marsch fortunate to have plenty of depth left on his bench in the form of Aaronson and Rutter in case he needs to mix things up.

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