Heckingbottom must unleash rarely-seen Leeds player, he will get fans off their seats
Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom will have some tough decisions to make over the international break in order to arrest his side’s slump down the Championship standings.
One thing that Heckingbottom must do when league action resumes is unleash Pawel Cibicki, who has been rarely seen by Leeds supporters since his summer arrival from Malmo.
Cibicki has made just five Championship starts for the Whites this season – and four of them have resulted in wins for the Yorkshire giants.
That winning touch has not even been considered by Heckingbottom, who needs to stop picking the same players over and over again who keep letting him down.
The 24-year-old supplied assists on each of his first two Championship outings for Leeds and has showed that he has real quality from set-pieces.
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His ability to create is something that will get fans off their seats for the first time in a long time as Heckingbottom has just one win since taking charge at Elland Road and needs to evaluate all his options before the summer.
If Cibicki does not perform well then fair enough, sell him in the summer along with many of Victor Orta’s other flops.
But the Swede has made just 10 appearances in all competitions for United and that is nowhere near enough game-time to judge him on – especially when Leeds’ last winning run centred around Thomas Christiansen trusting in the attacker.
In other Leeds United news, fans have urged the club to hire this two-time Championship-winning manager in the summer.