Leeds United fans have taken to social media to react to news that Samuel Saiz is completely missing for the club’s clash against Burton Albion on Boxing Day.
The Whites announced their starting line up via their official Twitter account, which revealed that the Danish manager had chosen to make just one change to the side which started in the win over Hull City last time out.
Wiedwald, Ayling, Jansson, Cooper, Berardi, Vieira, O'Kane, Cibicki, Hernandez, Alioski, Roofe pic.twitter.com/1z7OdWtkP6
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 26, 2017
Eunan O’Kane was chosen to step into the side in place of Kalvin Phillips in the centre of the park, while star attacker Saiz was once again absent from the entire squad, having missed the Hull clash due to a calf injury.
The Spanish forward has been a pivotal member of the Leeds squad this season, and fans were left distraught on Twitter at his absence.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
No Saiz again ????????
— Ant (@antonyLUFCmay) December 26, 2017
No SAIZ again ????
— Jordan Grist (@jordygrist) December 26, 2017
Where is Saiz? Sold in Jan?….. ????
— Matt (@MattistutaG) December 26, 2017
No Saiz again ???????????????? #lufc
— Elland Toad (@EllandToad) December 26, 2017
why do i get the feeling that Saiz is been removed from chances of injury cos hes getting sold?
— Steve (@Yorkie6013) December 26, 2017
just want saiz back
— Daniel (@Daniel_LUFC) December 26, 2017
Delete and tell us where Saiz is
— Zach???? (@SupremeJansson) December 26, 2017
Since signing from SD Huesca over the summer, Saiz has gone on to make 22 appearances across all competitions for the Whites this season, scoring nine goals and chipping in with four assists.
In their last match Leeds saw off Hull 1-0 thanks to a Pablo Hernandez strike at Elland Road, with the three points pushing them back into the play off spots after recovering from their abysmal run of form earlier in the campaign.
Christiansen’s men thrashed Burton 5-0 at home in the reverse fixture, with Pierre-michel Lasogga, Kalvin Phillips, Hernandez and Kemar Roofe all finding themselves on the score sheet.
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