15 July 2024

A view of a Leeds United flag before the Premier League match at Elland  Road, Leeds. Picture date: Saturday February 26, 2022 Stock Photo - Alamy

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has claimed the Whites have yet to define Joe Gelhardt’s ideal position. Gelhardt, 21, has been on the books at Leeds since joining Wigan Athletic in 2020 but has yet to establish himself as a regular starter for the Elland Road outfit. The forward spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland and made 20 Championship appearances for the Black Cats, scoring six goals. Gelhardt often plays as a centre-forward but former Leeds man Prutton believes his best position and how they intend to use him most effectively is yet to be established. The former Leeds star stressed that the striker’s potential must finally be realized in order to make a lasting impact on the pitch. “Joe Gelhardt is there too, but I think we have yet to find out what his best position is and how he will be best used by a leading manager,” Prutton wrote in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post. “Joe has a lot of goodwill, but at some point that potential and that goodwill has to translate into a positive impact on the field and a continued consistent impact on the field, and he’s at the top of their list. ready. for himself.

Joe Gelhardt signs long-term contract at Leeds United - Leeds United “It’s a job in progress Gelhardt was widely linked with a move away from Leeds before the close of the transfer window but will remain at Elland Road. Daniel Farke has several options in the final third and if Gelhardt does not play, he could be wanted by a number of teams when the window reopens in January.

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