Leeds United take on Luton Town this weekend, in a game where the Whites will be looking to keep the pressure on league leaders West Brom with a positive result.
It’s going to be a big game for one Luton player in particular on the day, with Izzy Brown coming up against his former side on Saturday.
He has since gone on to move to Luton Town on loan for this year’s campaign, where he has been on hand to provide six assists in his 15 appearances for the club so far this term.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of the clash at Kenilworth Road, Marcelo Bielsa revealed that he was pleased to see Brown doing well with the Hatters.
“I’m happy about that. He was with us and he had very good behaviour here. He’s showing a level he didn’t show with us. I consider this a mistake of mine. At Luton he is able to compete to play matches. We couldn’t give him this.”
Bielsa went on to admit that Luton seem to have a different player on their hands with Brown now, compared to what Bielsa had whilst the midfielder was with Leeds last season.
“If we’d had him for another year, maybe we could have got another version of him. At Luton he arrived healthy and recovered. We needed six months where he couldn’t work properly. But don’t take credit away from him or the people who are with him now.”
Leeds will be expected to continue their push for promotion into the Premier League this weekend, and they’ll be keen to come away from the game against Luton with another win to their name.
Luton won’t be a pushover by any stretch of the imagination though, and Brown in particular will be hoping he can show Marcelo Bielsa what he was missing out on.
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Brown will be keen to prove a point for Luton when he takes on his former club this weekend.
Plenty of the Elland Road faithful will feel as though Brown’s loan spell with Leeds was a complete waste of time for all parties involved.
But he has shown was he is capable of with Luton so far this season, and I think he’ll be a key player to rely on to provide the creative spark for the Hatters as they look to avoid relegation back into League One this term.