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Freddie Ljungberg sends Eddie Nketiah message to Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa

Freddie Ljungberg has admitted that he ‘feels sorry’ for Eddie Nketiah who has struggled to break into Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds starting XI this season.

The 20-year-old is still yet to start in the Championship but has five goals in 13 games across all competitions. An abdominal injury set him back in November but he returned to action with an 11-minute cameo against Middlesbrough on the weekend.

Ljungberg was understandably cautious when asked about the striker’s situation but sent a clear message to the Leeds boss nonetheless.

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