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13th Sep, 2016 | 6:52pm

Leeds fans react on Twitter to senior striker axed v Blackburn

By Harvey Byrne

Leeds supporters took to Twitter to celebrate striker Chris Wood’s omission from the starting line-up in Tuesday’s Championship clash at Elland Road against Blackburn.

The 24-year-old striker has dropped to the bench after a string of questionable performances for the side.

Midfielders Kalvin Phillips and Alex Mowatt also dropped out of the side with Pablo Hernandez, Eunan O’Kane and Stuart Dallas all coming in.

The fans of the Yorkshire giants welcomed the changes and particularly highlighted that Wood wasn’t in the side.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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Leeds have struggled in the new campaign under manager Garry Monk.

They have only won one league game in their opening six matches after a 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

Suffering four losses and one draw from their early fixtures, the Yorkshire giants have been left in the relegation zone in 22nd place.

However, they will see bottom of the league Blackburn, who currently have their own problems off of the pitch as the perfect opportunity to kick start their season.

In the other Leeds team news, Monk has revealed that new signing Matt Grimes is not in the team because he is currently stuck behind other players in the midfield pecking order.