'Needs a sit down' - Leeds fans demand first teamer is axed for clash v Brentford
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to demand that Ronaldo Vieira is axed for the clash against Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday.
Vieira, 19, has been a regular feature for the Whites this season but after his poor performance against Derby on Wednesday night, fans have had enough and want to see the midfielder dropped to the bench.
The England Under-20s international has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the first-team this season, scoring one goal and supplying two assists.
The early part of his season was plagued with injury that troubled him throughout the summer break and into the first few months of Thomas Christiansen’s reign in charge.
When Paul Heckingbottom was called on to replace Christiansen when the Dane was sacked earlier this month, the ex-Barnsley manager instantly dropped Vieira to the bench for his first two matches.
The central midfielder was an unused sub against Sheffield United and Bristol City but the first teamer was thrown into the starting 11 at Derby earlier this week.
After failing to impress, Leeds fans on Twitter now want him to be axed, with many saying that they would prefer to have Kalvin Phillips replace him.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
My team for today #LUFC
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) February 24, 2018
Leeds team should be interesting today. I’d stick with De Bock but think Vieira needs a sit down. Confidence seems shot. Also ditch Roofe. Saiz will be up against that lad who took the piss out of him in the away game. #LUFC
— Neil Gibbins (@gib1974) February 24, 2018
Saiz and Phillips in for Roofe and Vieira for me, would leave De Bock in for now but young Pearce must be breathing down his neck!!! #lufc
— Richard Box (@richardboxy) February 24, 2018
Phillips, Saiz & Alioski for Vieira, Roofe & Dallas are the definite changes I'd make to the side. Would be very tempted to stick Dallas left back thought for De Bock or even put Berra there and bring Anita back in. #lufc
— Macca (@reltonml01) February 23, 2018
Anita, Pennington, Jannson, Berardi
Dallas Saiz Alisoki
Should be the team today #lufc
— Daniel Berry (@DanielB466) February 24, 2018
Would like to see this line up today:
Cooper and De Bock will start though. Possibly Hernandez depending on how fit he is #lufc
— Luke Hallas (@luke_hallas) February 24, 2018
— Harry (@Carcharodon1307) February 22, 2018
In other Leeds United news, this first team duo must be axed for the Brentford clash if Heckingbottom wants to field his best possible team.
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