Marsch is currently dealing with a selection headache ahead of Leeds’ final three Premier League games this season as Ayling has been hit with a three-match ban having picked up a red card in their 2-1 loss against Arsenal on Sunday.


The American revealed that Jamie Shackleton is an alternative to Ayling at right-back or he could deploy a centre-back out of position in that role, while he also name-checked Raphinha as a potential option in a wing-back role.



Dorigo acknowledged that Marsch has got a tough decision to make on who he wants to replace Ayling with, but the former Leeds full-back stressed he is against the idea of playing Raphinha at right wing-back.


The 56-year-old explained that the winger has slotted in at right-wing back several times this season, and does not see him playing again there as it was not ideal.



“Jamie Shackleton would be an absolute shoo in ordinarily, yet he hasn’t played much football at all and missed so many games so it’s very difficult to just throw him in”, Dorigo wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.


“I really don’t like the Raphinha option – he’s been played there a couple of times now and I don’t see that one.



“Or do you go nice and solid and put a centre-half out there.


“It’s a tough one. It certainly wouldn’t be Raphinha for me.


“Marsch has got to get that decision, and the rest, exactly right.”


Leeds are gearing up to host Chelsea tonight in the league and all eyes will be on who Marsch will deploy at right-back.