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​Arsenal loanee Nketiah: I deserve Leeds start

Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah believes that he deserves a chance at Leeds United.

The youngster has struggled for game time since he joined Marcelo Bielsa's high flying Championship side this summer.

Most of his chances have come off the bench, while he is yet to start a league match.

And the 20-year-old thinks he is ready to make the step up to starter.

"From my point of view, I feel like I've done everything I can to warrant a start and all I can do is continue to apply that pressure by putting in good performances when I come with England and when I play for Leeds, working hard," Nketiah told reporters.

"I went there to play matches and to develop so, hopefully, in the coming weeks I'll get the opportunities to show why I can be in the team week in, week out. It's been disappointing for me not to start in the league. I went there to play games and get games.

"It's still early times. I think every time I've come on I've done well and shown why I think I should be playing. I think tonight was a good statement and a good way for me to put across a performance and, hopefully, I'll be starting in the next run of games.

"I've enjoyed the new challenge and I think I've been really pleased with my performances personally when I've been given the chances.

"I feel like I probably haven't been given the chances I would have liked, I would have liked to play a lot more minutes but I feel like every time I've come on I've done well and now I'm still one of the top scores, if not the top scorer in the team, with such limited time so I don't think I could do much more than that.

"Obviously, I'm never going to be totally happy if I'm not playing because I'm a proud player, I believe I should be playing and I always want to be playing so I'll never be happy with not playing."

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