Championship fans give their verdict on Leeds summer signing
By Harvey Byrne
Bristol City fans have aired their dismay at the summer transfer of former right-back Luke Ayling to Leeds.
South west news outlet the Bristol Post have ran a poll where they asked fans of the Robins to vote on whether letting Ayling leave was a mistake or not after his fine form for the Yorkshire giants this season.
Unsurprisingly, 593 fans (89%) believed it was an awful decision by their club, while just 70 (11%) thought it was a good move from their side now placed in 19th and one point above the drop zone.
Ayling, 25, was a frequent part of the Bristol City team in the last campaign, playing in 36 matches in all competitions.
However, 24 of those appearances came with him playing as a centre-back, while just 12 saw him in the right-back spot, where he is currently excelling for Leeds.
The experienced defender has starred in 37 matches for Garry Monk’s outfit in all competitions this season and has proven key as the club sit in fourth place.
Ayling is currently the highest tackler in the Championship, but he is also one-match into a two-match suspension after receiving 10 yellow cards this season.
He will miss Leeds’ next encounter against play-off rivals Reading, but he will be back for the clash against Brentford three days later as the club aim for promotion with eight matches left.
In other Leeds news, this 27-year-old has revealed he lost his love for football playing under Monk.