By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans on Twitter have questioned Thomas Christiansen’s decision to start attacker Samu Saiz on the bench in the club’s clash against Preston on Saturday afternoon.
The Yorkshire giants are lining up at Elland Road for their third fixture of a busy week for the club and their 4-1 midweek win over Port Vale saw Saiz start and bag a hat-trick.
Many felt that the performance was deserving of handing the 26-year-old a second start in quick succession.
But, fans have aired their disappointment on social media after it was revealed that he was starting from the bench at Elland Road with the established Pablo Hernandez taking up the attacking midfield position.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 12, 2017
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
No Saiz is a bit of a shock #lufc
— Daz Midgley (@omicdaz) August 12, 2017
I would have started Saiz today but still happy with that team. Vieira and Dallas on the bench shows we have strength in depth #lufc
— Cultural Leodensian (@MultiJono88) August 12, 2017
Harsh on Saiz but would be harsh to drop Pablo too. Real options though this year. #lufc
— James Gill (@jgill1986) August 12, 2017
No Samu saiz wtf??
— josh wood (@josh04678858) August 12, 2017
— Thomas Heath (@ThomasHeath1) August 12, 2017
Saiz and Dallas should've started i
— Monkey Wrench (@HarryK2407) August 12, 2017
— Lucas Corbett (@LucasCorbett1) August 12, 2017
Saiz is one of Leeds’ 12 incoming players this summer after completing a move from Spanish club Huesca in July.
He was left on the bench in last Sunday’s Championship opening victory over Bolton, but he will be hoping to make his bow in England’s second tier in the match against Preston at Elland Road.
A win for Leeds could also see them move to the top at this early stage and Saiz will be looking to help the Whites win promotion this season.
In other Leeds news, Whites fans also reacted on Twitter to Eunan O’Kane’s contract extension.