Kevin Phillips believes Rodrigo could start for Leeds United against Wolves on Monday night ahead of Tyler Roberts.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the 1999/2000 Premier League golden boot winner believes the Whites’ record signing has now got used to the demands of the Premier League.
Roberts and Rodrigo have shared the number 10 role in Marcelo Bielsa’s side while Pablo Hernandez has been out injured.
Hernandez has been absent since Leeds’ opening day defeat to Liverpool but Bielsa confirmed on Friday that he is fit to play at Molineux.
Rodrigo replaced Roberts at half-time against Manchester City before the international break and scored his first goal for the club to earn Leeds a point.
Asked by Football Insider whether he now expects the Spaniard to start on Monday night, Phillips said: “He could do, yes.