Leeds United fans have been left raging on social media after it was revealed Felix Wiedwald was to start in the club’s Championship clash with Barnsley on Saturday.
The Whites confirmed their starting line up via their official Twitter account, revealing that manager Thomas Christiansen had chosen to make three changes from the side which were convincingly beaten 4-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.
Wiedwald, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Phillips, O'Kane, Saiz, Hernandez, Alioski, Ekuban pic.twitter.com/RjF7lBVPP8
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 25, 2017
Goalkeeper Wiedwald, midfielder Eunan O’Kane and striker Caleb Ekuban all come into the starting XI, in place of Andy Lonergan, the suspended Ronaldo Vieira and striker Kemar Roofe, who had started the last two games up front.
However it was the surprise change between the sticks, with Lonergan having started the club’s last seven league games, which brought the strongest response from the Leeds faithful, who evidently hold little faith in the German’s ability judging by their reaction on Twitter.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Man who can't catch ball in 'goalkeeping' shocker
— Robert Hirst (@theroberthirst) November 25, 2017
Quite embarrassing for everyone involved that we’ve gone back to Wiedwald.
— James Purvis (@JamesPurvis21) November 25, 2017
Felix isnt the best in South Yorkshire…
— SimplySaiz (@OllyHubbard14) November 25, 2017
Worst keeper in , RB playing LB with lack of protection. No ball winning midfielder and drops Roofe !!
— Andy LUFC (@AndrewRichardG5) November 25, 2017
Final chance Wiedwald ( grow some today)
— Stephen⚽️???????????????? (@MrDollarhide) November 25, 2017
Wiedwald ???????????? https://t.co/XhniYPQC1w
— Simon (@simonw91) November 25, 2017
Keeper is a massive issue needs putting right in January glad ekuban gets his chance allows us to go direct wiv his pace and presence if things arnt working out good luck boys!!!
— Grant gordon (@Grantgo59128696) November 25, 2017
A summer signing from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, Wiedwald had made a bright start to his career at Elland Road, keeping six clean sheets in his opening seven games, before a series of errors resulted in Christiansen swapping him out for former Wolves keeper Lonergan.
He has made a total of 13 appearances across all competitions for the Whites, 11 of which have come in the league.
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