By Will Butcher
Leeds’ Twitter following have called on Garry Monk to pick midweek hero Marco Silvestri against Burton following his matchwinning League Cup display on Tuesday night.
The Italian stopper saved three penalties in the Yorkshire giants dramatic fourth round win against Norwich, as they secure a place against Liverpool in the quarter finals.
With ex-England international Rob Green currently occupying the number one post at Elland Road, Silvestri has his work cut out to break his way back into Leeds’ starting eleven.
But his heroic penalty saves, against Alex Pritchard, Steven Naismith and Robbie Brady, could have done enough to persuade Monk to give the former Cagliari goalkeeper another chance.
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to call on former Swansea boss Monk to pick Silvestri, with many claiming Green has failed to shine following his summer move from Championship rivals QPR.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
IMO Silvestri has done enough to justify starting vs Burton on Saturday… ? #LUFC
— Mall-Dogg17 (@theemalldogg) October 25, 2016
@dannyisblack7 Deserves a start next match after that
— Jake ٩(●̮̃•)۶ (@JJalaTherone) October 25, 2016
@Radio_Yorkshire should never have been dropped.
— Rob Harriman (@Seahorsed) October 26, 2016
@Radio_Yorkshire Yes he should would be grear with Bartley Jansson in front of him. Kept us in Championship under Redders.. Mot.
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) October 26, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 27, 2016
I'd be tempted to start Silvestri on Saturday. The lad will be up for it and I won't have to hear Rob Green barking his orders. #lufc
— Josh Timlin (@JoshuaTimlin) October 26, 2016
— Magic Leeds (@MagicLeeds) October 25, 2016
— Ryan Mawson (@RMawson93) October 25, 2016
Silvestri, 25, has been Leeds undisputed number one for the last two seasons before Monk brought in veteran Green as one of his 11 summer signings.
Leeds face Burton on Saturday as they look to close in on the Championship’s top six. Three points against the Championship newcomers could see move on level points with sixth placed Bristol City.
In other Leeds news, this defender is set for a delayed spell on the sidelines after a knee injury.