Leeds fans urge senior axe after Middlesbrough shocker - want one man in v Wolves
Leeds United fans have taken to social media to demand that Felix Wiedwald is axed and young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is brought in to replace him for the clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The German shot stopper had a shocker against Middlesbrough on Friday night, putting in an unconvincing performance during the 3-0 defeat, including a poor attempt to stop Patrick Bamford’s second goal on the way to his hat trick at the Riverside Stadium.
After his disappointing display, the supporters were quick to urge that the 27-year-old, who was a summer signing from Werder Bremen, was dropped from the first team, and with fellow senior stopper Andy Lonergan out injured, turned to Twitter to name 21-year-old Peacock-Farrell as their preferred replacement.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ tweets:
Wiedwald, Cooper, o Kane and phillips gotta go BPF, Pennington, Forshaw and viera in and probably Hernandez for Dallas that's our best side
— Darryn calder (@darryn_calder) March 2, 2018
He can’t. Surely. At this point I can’t see the harm in playing bpf. He cannot be any worse. It can’t be possible.
— Bobby (@bobby_wilson1) March 2, 2018
BPF needs a go! He's been patient and can't be worse than what we've had!
— Bob (@BuhOBuh) March 2, 2018
Spot on and actually looked worse at time with AL scarily. Time to give BPF a try for me
— Scott Ellis (@LeedsfanEllis) March 2, 2018
Gotta play BPF against Wolves on Wednesday
Get the lad some experience now, much better than Felix &Andy L.
He’s future Leeds No1 so may as well get him settled in now. Also O’Kane & Cooper gotta go. PML needs to start moving as well or he’ll be back in Germany come the summer
— viv charleston (@yoda_180) March 2, 2018
Agree that BPF’s time has come to be given an opportunity at No1 now but I would still go out and buy a recognised quality GK and Alex McCarthy is the one for me.
— WoolleyWhite (@WoolleyWhite) March 2, 2018
Play BPF…he deserves his chance in front of them other two idiots we have !!!
— Craig Durn (@Durnylufc) March 2, 2018
I would put BPF in net and get Lonergan to support him
— Jason Howard ⚡️ (@JasonHo51447070) March 2, 2018
If BPF isn’t in against wolves, something is wrong.
— R Kelly (@R_Kelly2) March 2, 2018
The youngster has just one senior appearance to his name since breaking through the youth system at Elland Road, coming in a 1-1 draw against QPR in the 2015/16 season.
This campaign has seen him warm the bench on seven occasions, including Friday’s defeat to Boro, while he also made a short-term move on loan to National League side York City, where he turned out four times before returning.
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Meanwhile Wiedwald has made 29 appearances across all competitions, 27 of those coming in the Championship, and has kept 12 clean sheets, and it awaits to be seen whether he will keep his place when Leeds play host to Wolves next Wednesday.
In other Leeds United news, Football Insider has delivered the player ratings for Friday’s clash, including a pair of damning 3/10 marks.