Charlie Cresswell could reportedly push for a temporary exit from Leeds United in the summer over the lack of game time.
According to the Sheffield Star, if Jesse Marsch cannot guarantee him game time for next season then he may look for a loan exit with Sheffield United keen.
Lee Carlsey, Cresswell’s coach with England U21s and a Bramall Lane old boy reminded the 19-year-old about the importance of playing regularly at the senior level and that conversation could accelerate a move this summer.
Marsch must do everything he can to convince Cresswell to stay as he proved to be a vital backup last season during injury crises.
The American could tell the teenager that he will start in all cup games and get the odd start in the Premier League including many appearances off the bench.
Teams usually throw in defenders for attackers when they’re defending leads and Marsch could do the same with Cresswell.
He could also ask him to learn a new role, preferably at full-back, given the lack of options in depth there.
This would keep Cresswell focused and improving in not just one but two different positions and that will only increase his chances of getting more game time.
It will be interesting to see how the conversation with Jesse Marsch pans out, especially with the Blades hot on the heels of the defender.