Somma - Itching to get going

Davide Somma will have to watch on from the stands tonight as the team he was loaned to last season visit Elland Road in the League Cup.

An impressive spell at Lincoln saw Somma score nine times in fourteen appearances, helping to save the Imps from a relegation fate that looked almost inevitable. A red card on the final day of last season means Somma will miss tonight’s clash at Elland Road as well as the trip to Nottingham this weekend, but would the 25-year-old have been considered for selection anyway?

Simon Grayson’s plans for the South African have become a major talking point with the striker missing from the first team list on the official website. Add to that the  competition from Billy Paynter, Mike Grella and Luciano Becchio and it’s questionable as to whether he’ll get much of a look in anyway.

The striker clearly thinks he’s in with a shot though, telling the official site that;

“Leeds is a massive club and I want to try and take an opportunity of my own here

“This suspension is killing me, but it’s only three games and I’ll come back into it.”

Clearly, Somma is a striker bursting with confidence at the moment and desperate to get in on the action. With Mike Grella unsettled at the lack of first team opportunities, Billy Paynter out injured and Luciano Becchio holding the line on his own, Somma’s ban couldn’t have come at a worst time!

The striker will be back in contention for the visit of Millwall on the 21st of August. The only question that remains is whether Simon Grayson has the same confidence in Somma as he does in himself?