Roberto Martinez has confirmed Leandro Rodriguez is in the squad for Tuesday’s third round clash at Reading.
Martinez said: “I think he is ahead in his development, in terms of what I expected.
“I expected for him to take five to six months to be ready for the British game. I have been very impressed with him not just in training but the games for the U21s, where he has scored in both games he’s played.
“He has shown an incredible street footballer’s way of playing the game, which has probably helped him to be ahead of the problem we expected.
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“He will be involved, he’ll be in the squad and then it will be just down to the needs of the game and how everything goes whether we see Leandro or not.”