Leeds fans give Twitter verdict on who should partner O'Kane against Barnsley
By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have revealed on Twitter who they want to partner midfielder Eunan O’Kane against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley in Saturday;s Championship club.
The Ireland international is considered first choice in central midfield, but Leeds have an abundance of candidates that are looking to join him in Garry Monk’s 4-2-3-1 system.
This comes after captain Liam Bridcutt was ruled out for eight weeks after a scan showed a fracture on his metatarsal, which he picked up in the third round of the EFL Cup against Blackburn.
Kalvin Phillips has started in place of the Scotland international in the last two matches, but Ronaldo Vieira’s return from injury on Saturday could alter things.
Ousted duo Luke Murphy and Toumani Diagouraga could also be in line for a sensational return to the Leeds first team.
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Fans have reacted on Twitter with who they want to partner former Bournemouth midfielder O’Kane in midfield, as Saturday’s derby beckons.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Don't think I can take 8 weeks of watching Kalvin Phillips #lufc
— Robbo (@Ste_Robbo87) September 29, 2016
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) September 29, 2016
— LEEDSUNITED_MAD ⚡️ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) September 29, 2016
Is Ronaldo Viera injured?!? He's better than Phillips. Phillips hasn't impressed me when I've seen him. #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) September 27, 2016
Good- looks like we are going to need him.
— Danny Hill (@Thunda65) September 29, 2016
— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) September 29, 2016
we can cope. Time for Kalvin Phillips to step up
— Ben Roger (@BenRoger91) September 30, 2016
A win against Yorkshire rivals and newly promoted Barnsley on Saturday would see them go to within just one point of the playoffs, if results go their way.
Leeds are without captain Liam Bridcutt after he was told he had fractured a metatarsal, while they wait to find out if Sweden international Jansson is available after picking up a knock on Tuesday night.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk given two reasons for Leeds recent form.