'PH job on the line', 'Really worrying' – Leeds fans baffled and angry at new Heck comments

Paul Heckingbottom revealed that Caleb Ekuban was starting ahead of Pierre-Michel Lasogga on merit, but fans have been left baffled and angry by his comments.

Lasogga is Leeds’ top scorer with 10 goals in 28 Championship games, with Kemar Roofe back on nine from 30.

Ekuban has one from 15 appearances and got that in the recent 2-1 win against Bolton.

However, Heckingbottom praised the young striker in his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon, saying that the other Leeds players “love him”.

Leeds fans aren’t having it though and one fan said the statement was “really worrying”, with another saying his job was on the line.

A few fans said that strikers are surely judged on goals and that is an area that Ekuban is sorely lacking.

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Most fans seem to want Lasogga to start against Sunderland on Saturday, but Heckingbottom’s comments don’t seem to make that very likely.

Here are the best reactions from frustrated fans:

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