By Danny Wright

7th Mar, 2018 | 1:57pm

Leeds 25-yr-old looked drunk in last appearance but simply must start v Wolves


Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom is very likely to ring the changes to his side for the game against Wolves at Elland Road on Wednesday night in the aftermath of last week’s 3-0 hammering at Middlesbrough.

One change that he simply must make is to bring Laurens De Bock back into the team – even though he was useless in his last appearance.

De Bock, 24, was signed by Leeds in the January transfer window for £1.5million but was axed by Heckingbottom after a shocking performance at Derby last month.

The Belgian left-back looked drunk his performance was that bad; mis-kicking clearances, lack of concentration and poor communication with his team-mates made for uncomfortable watching.

Heckingbottom dropped him out of the squad completely in the 1-0 win against Brentford, saying that it was due to a home-grown quota that he had to meet which is why the left-back was excluded.

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At the Riverside last Friday, De Bock was back on the bench but did not feature as Vurnon Anita continued to play at left-back.

With Wolves due to feature in West Yorkshire on Wednesday night, Heckingbottom must restore De Bock back into the starting line-up and either axe Anita or move him to his more preferred position as a central defensive midfielder.

Wolves’ attackers will tear Anita to shreds if he is played out of position so De Bock is much better suited.

The Belgian can only improve from his last appearance against Derby, so there is very little to lose.

In other Leeds United news, fans have demanded that this fringe player earns his first start of the league campaign against Wolves on Wednesday.

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