Rodrigo warned he must ‘step up to the mark’ for Leeds United this season

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Former Leeds United shot stopper Paul Robinson has told Rodrigo he must step up to the mark for the Whites this season. The Spaniard scored a hat-trick at Elland Road in their penultimate friendly of the summer as Jesse Marsch’s side ran out 6-2 winners against Cagliari.

The 31-year-old was a mainstay of Marcelo Bielsa’s side during the Argentinian’s tenure but he could drop down the pecking order under Marsch after an influx of new players. However, Robinson claims that the club-record signing now needs to step up to the plate following Raphinha’s departure, with concerns around Patrick Bamford’s fitness.

“Rodrigo has got to step up to the mark,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News. “I still think he has unfulfilled potential at Leeds. He’s fallen short.

TAKE PART: Raphinha‘s gone so Leeds need more attacking threat from Rodrigo but now he’s under pressure from the new signings.

“He’s not guaranteed to play every week, he’s got to get himself in the side.”