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Daniel Farke admits he did not want to start Leeds’ 22-year-old last night because “we have problems.”

According to Leeds Live, Daniel Farke stated in his post-game press conference that he did not want to start Ethan Ampadu for Leeds United against Shrewsbury Town on Wednesday night.

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Ampadu, 22, began once more for Leeds after playing the entire 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Sunday. He began in defence before switching to the middle of the pitch after anchoring the midfield on Sunday.

The 44-time Wales international now has played for 90 minutes twice in three days. That will probably be 270 minutes in six days by this coming Saturday. Ampadu is already being compelled to remain a dependable member of the team.

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Daniel_Farke

In his press conference, Farke stated that he was completely aware of the heavy workload Ampadu is now under. The manager claims that he would have liked not to start Ampadu, but there are currently few options available in the midst of the defence.

When asked if he needs to make any significant decisions before Saturday’s game against Birmingham, Farke replied, “Not yet. “Ethan could have used a rest, but there are issues at CB. Without him there, the midfield position was not the best.

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Glen Kamara

According to Farke, he was hesitant to start Leeds’ star Ampadu on Wednesday.

Resting him would have made sense. However, in an ideal world, Farke would have a selection of players in the middle of the park, including Tyler Adams, Sam Greenwood, and even Stuart Dallas. But midfielder Jamie Shackleton made a comeback.

A player who, twelve months ago, you may have predicted might not have a future at Leeds now. Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Cree Summerville, Georginio Rutter, and more players are out due to injuries at Elland Road.

Liam Cooper injured
Liam Cooper injured

To lessen the pressure and add depth, Leeds needs players like Ampadu, Archie Grey, Pascal Struijk, Luke Ayling, and others who have played the most of the first two games to stay healthy. They also need to make some fresh acquisitions.

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