Leeds United left-back Firpo blasted by Robinson as ‘liability’

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Paul Robinson has slammed Junior Firpo and doesn’t want the ‘responsibility’ of a left-back to return to the Leeds United side any time soon.

Firpo, 25, had a disappointing first season at Elland Road after joining Barcelona in the summer for £13million. [Daily Mail].

He has missed the last three games through injury but, according to injury expert Ben Dinnery’s First order injuries website, there’s a chance he could return to Jesse Marsch’s squad this weekend.

Leeds take on relegation rivals Watford in a massive Premier League showdown at Vicarage Road.

But while Firpo is fit, Robinson doesn’t want him in the squad as he prefers Stuart Dallas to stay at left-back due to Firpo’s poor defensive work this season.

I don’t think Leeds played particularly badly against Southampton, I think it was a decent performance and a good resultsaid Robinson. WORD Leeds News exclusively.

I don’t think there’s a lot of calls to make changes in there [to the starting line-up].

You’ve got Kalvin Phillips coming back as well, you’ve got Forshaw, Klich and Phillips to play in that midfield so Dallas isn’t needed there so you can spare him at left back.

Junior Firpo cost too many goals this year, I think he was a liability defensively.

Going forward, he gives you more left-back, but with the reliability and dependability of Dallas, they should keep him as is.

I see no reason to change midfield.

Firpo has made 22 appearances in all competitions for Leeds since moving from the Nou Camp in the summer.

He replaced Ezgjan Alioski as first-choice left-back at Elland Road, but due to his continual absences Dallas played there for much of the campaign.

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