By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to call for Garry Monk to hand Alfonso Pedraza a starting berth against Cardiff on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Spaniard, who signed on loan from La Liga giants Villarreal in January, made his debut for the Yorkshire giants against Huddersfield on Sunday during the 2-1 derby loss.
Pedraza excited Leeds fans with his attacking intent right from the off, which saw him drive forward and strike a stinging shot at goal only to be denied by goalkeeper Danny Ward.
With Souleymane Doukara and Stuart Dallas failing to have an impact at the John Smith’s Stadium from out wide, Pedraza could now start against Neil Warnock’s side at Elland Road.
Leeds fans are desperate to see their new recruit start in Monk’s side on the weekend, as the former Swansea boss looks to see his side return to winning ways with three points against Cardiff.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Pedraza looked decent when he got on the ball, hopefully he'll start over Douk and Roofe will be back for Cardiff
— Adam Hulbert (@AdamHulbert) February 5, 2017
4 Tickets in the bag for the Cardiff game, be good to see Pedraza in the flesh early on. Genuinely excited re our firepower, going up #lufc
— Filthy Dirty Leeds (@VileAnimals) January 31, 2017
I think Pedraza could be a really good player. Would like to see him against Cardiff.
— James Cousins (@CuzLufc73) February 5, 2017
id start pedraza against cardiff
— Harry (@HarryLMA0) February 5, 2017
Roofe and Pedraza wide against Cardiff
— Cal (@CallumNorth96) February 5, 2017
Need to start Pedraza against Cardiff, looked class against Huddersfield #lufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) February 6, 2017
@LUFC You looked so good Alfonso!???????? hope you start against Cardiff????
— Jess (@jesslufcx) February 5, 2017
Very impressive debut Alfonso, looking forward to your home debut on Saturday ????????
— We Are Leeds Fan TV (@WeAreLeedsFanTV) February 5, 2017
Leeds will be desperate for three points come Saturday, as they look to kick-start their promotion bid and gain top-flight status for the first time since in 2003-04.
Starting Pedraza could help them do just that.
In other Leeds news, Pedraza sent this Twitter message to fans after the loss.