Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has known as for extra safety for strikers from Premier League referees after Crysencio Summerville was dominated out for a month.
Summerville, who burst on to the first-team scene with 4 league targets in as many matches earlier than the World Cup break, was compelled off with an ankle damage throughout final Sunday’s FA Cup draw at Cardiff.
Marsch, whose aspect play at Aston Villa on Friday, stated he was sad with a number of the challenges on each Summerville and fellow ahead Willy Gnonto in Cardiff.
“Crysencio Summerville is out for a month with an ankle injury,” Marsch stated. “The ankle injury sustained in the Cardiff match is a little bit of a talking point for me.
“Between Cree and Willy specifically, opponents have tried to bully them, they have a hard time containing them and I don’t think refs have protected those two well enough.
“It’s made them susceptible to injury. I’d like to see referees protect attacking players a little better.”
Marsch stated he wouldn’t be approaching the referees’ governing physique, Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), immediately in regards to the problem.
“I have tried to eliminate most discussions about the referees or with the referees, either in the media or behind closed doors because I haven’t found it be very useful,” he stated.
Summerville has joined fellow ahead Luis Sinisterra (foot) within the therapy room, whereas Marsch confirmed Patrick Bamford will return to the squad for the journey to Villa after recovering from groin surgical procedure.
Marsch added: “For me in those moments you feel bad for Cree. He’s in a good moment, but he took a whack at Elche that he never came back from and he’s taken more whacks in the matches recently.
“It’s disappointing because you want the team to have the chance to be at its best with our full complement of players.”
Marsch refused to debate any switch exercise at Elland Road amid experiences the membership are closing in on a membership report deal to signal Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter for £35.4million.
The France Under-21 worldwide is scheduled to fly into Leeds on Thursday evening for a medical, based on experiences.
Marsch made seven modifications for final weekend’s third-round FA Cup tie. Skipper Liam Cooper and goalkeeper Illan Meslier are anticipated to be again in competition after recovering from muscle strains.
Max Wober, a latest signing from RB Salzburg, is hoping to make his first Leeds begin after stepping off the bench towards Cardiff and the likes of Tyler Adams, Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Jack Harrison and Marc Roca ought to all return to the squad.