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Jesse Marsch tipped to axe and punish ‘stupid’ Leeds star who faces long road back into line-up

Luis Sinisterra, Marc Roca, October 2022

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch should take serious action over Luis Sinisterra after the forward’s “stupid” red card, one pundit believes.

The Colombian has largely impressed following his introduction to English football this summer. Three goals in seven games have seen him impress not only in the Premier League, but the Carabao Cup too.

And Sinisterra came into Leeds’ recent 0-0 draw with Aston Villa full of confidence. He scored in the two previous matches against Everton and Brentford.

However, he then received two yellow cards and a subsequent red against Villa. Sinisterra picked up his first booking after 26 minutes, before his second came just three minutes into the second half.

The timing of the sending off has seen former goalkeeper Paddy Kenny call on Leeds to take action over the 23-year-old.

“It’s just stupid, isn’t it?” Kenny told Football Insider. “You are really letting your side down there. I don’t get why players do that even when they aren’t on a booking, it doesn’t make any sense.

“This was a game Leeds should be winning but they have been let down by one player and it has cost them.

“Stupid is the only word I can think of for a sending-off like that. He will be banned, obviously, but maybe the club should punish him as well.”

Kenny added that Leeds boss Marsch could well make a point of the sending-off by axing Sinisterra from his team.

Leeds could drop Sinisterra

“I’m sure the manager will have let him know what he thought about the situation,” the pundit said. “I was in the dressing room when Neil Warnock was going off on players, it’s not nice.

“It might be a while before we see that player again.”

Sinisterra got his Leeds career off to an impressive start with a goal and an assist against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup.

After two fleeting Premier League appearances before then, his contributions against Barnsley set him up for his goals against Everton and Brentford.

But, he will now be out of action for at least one game as he serves his suspension – maybe more if Marsch sees fit.

Attacker will learn from red card

Marsch is likely to stick with Sinisterra when he comes back, hoping he has learned from the experience.

He is not the only newly-arrived Premier League star to have received a sending-off towards the start of his Premier League career.

Earlier this campaign, Liverpool’s bumper attacking signing Darwin Nunez was sent off and banned for three matches after headbutting Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen.

He has not hit any more goals since then, but his discipline has certainly improved and he is continuing to settle.

Leeds will hope Sinisterra will also learn from his actions, as they need him in the busy month of October before the World Cup.

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