'Can't believe my eyes' – Leeds fans astonished by one Heckingbottom decision v Bristol City
Paul Heckingbottom announced his line-up for the crunch Championship clash with Bristol City on Sunday afternoon and fans were delighted to see him starting two strikers.
Both Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Caleb Ekuban will lead the line for Leeds today, with Ekuban making just his fifth start of the season.
And fans are equal parts astonished and delighted.
Leeds have fallen all the way down to 13th in the league after a terrible run of results that has coincided with a rash of injuries and suspensions.
Heckingbottom is still without star attacker Sam Saiz who is serving the last match of his suspension, along with defender Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper.
The team news was announced on the official Leeds Twitter page ahead of the 4.30pm kick-off.
Wiedwald, Anita, Pennington, Jansson, De Bock, Forshaw, O'Kane, Dallas, Hernandez, Lasogga, Ekuban pic.twitter.com/xrwMAKfW21
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 18, 2018
Heckingbottom is aware that if his side lose today it will be extremely tough to make it to the play-offs this season, but it’s not going to be an easy task.
Bristol City are flying high in sixth spot in the Championship and will be desperate to cement their promotion pedigree today.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the team news:
2 strikers, positive move
— CNut (@callum_nuttall) February 18, 2018
— * (@SaizFC) February 18, 2018
4-4 effing 2
— Ben Carrington (@benji_carro) February 18, 2018
— jay (@JaySaunders17) February 18, 2018
— #SignLasogga (@freakyforshaw) February 18, 2018
Lasogga and Ekuban ????????????
— Beth (@BGF_lufc) February 18, 2018
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) February 18, 2018
2 strikers starting ???????? pic.twitter.com/HctfNeMlad
— YeboahBelieveIt (@YeboahBelieveIt) February 18, 2018
Two strikers? I can’t believe my eyes ????
— L i a m (@mrliamstorey) February 18, 2018
Wow big change but happy to see ekuban
— robart beattie (@robartbeattie) February 18, 2018
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