'Its over', 'Drop him to the u23s' - Leeds fans rage over Heckingbottom decision v Brentford
Leeds United fans have taken to social media to rave over manager Paul Heckingbottoms decision to start Eunan O’Kane for the club’s clash against Brentford on Saturday.
The Whites confirmed their starting XI via their official Twitter account, confirming that the boss had chosen to make five changes for the side which drew against Derby County in midweek.
Wiedwald, Berardi, Cooper (c), Jansson, Anita, Phillips, O'Kane, Alioski, Saiz, Dallas, Lasogga pic.twitter.com/qKZi4Rtk70
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 24, 2018
Laurens De Bock, Adam Forshaw, Ronaldo Vieira, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe were axed in place of Vurnon Anita, Kalvin Phillips, O’Kane, Ezgjan Alioski and Samu Saiz, as the new manager looks to secure his first win in charge after a defeat and two draws at the helm.
It was the decision to bring O’Kane into the line up which had fans reacting on Twitter for all the wrong reasons, with many voicing their discontent at his inclusion.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
— Dan Wilkinson (@DanWilkinson5) February 24, 2018
Okane? Come on Paul son, drop him to the u23s
— Matthew wylie (@mattywylie) February 24, 2018
— jake stevens (@jake_stevens99) February 24, 2018
— ben ♣️▪️ (@BenLUFC_) February 24, 2018
Hi, did you mean to put O'Kane? Thanks
— Jack (@lufc_) February 24, 2018
Phillips & O'Kane lol lol lol pic.twitter.com/jH67Auf9ED
— Aaron Cochrane ???????? (@aaroncochrane95) February 24, 2018
— calebecufan (@Calebecufan) February 24, 2018
FFS NO FORSHAW AND WE'RE PLAYING OKANE ITS OVER
— Jake (@JakeLUFC_) February 24, 2018
Leeds, sitting 11th in the table, have endured a terrible run of form recently, having not picked up victory for almost two months since their Boxing Day win over Burton Albion, a streak which stretches 10 games.
They looked to be on the brink of picking up their first win against Derby, but Kasey Palmer’s injury time goal meant Heckingbottom and his men had to settle for a point.
Brentford meanwhile come into the clash full of confidence, having thrashed Birmingham City 5-0 on Tuesday, leaving them four points ahead of Leeds in 10th.
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