Leeds fans react on Twitter to Sacko axed v Newcastle
By Dominic Toner
Leeds midfielder Hadi Sacko was named on the bench against Newcastle, and the club’s supporters believe he should have started the game.
The Whites host the current Championship leaders on Sunday and could jump from seventh to fourth with a victory.
Garry Monk has made one change to his side as youngster Ronaldo Vieira replaces the injured Pablo Hernandez in the starting XI.
Leeds announced their line-up on their official Twitter account.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 20, 2016
Sacko was used as a second-half substitute in the club’s last game against Norwich and added some creativity to the side.
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Leeds fans feel that the winger could have been a good option to play against Newcastle and his pace would have been a threat.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
sacko shoud be starting. He always causes problems!
— Lucas Craxford (@dementedpigeon) November 20, 2016
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) November 20, 2016
NO SACKO Y U DO DIS https://t.co/zFuiNGmLdZ
— Gaff (@Gaffneh) November 20, 2016
Would have like Sacko to start but come on lads!!!!!
— J a c k k (@Jack_Webb95) November 20, 2016
Would like to have seen Sacko start today, every time i see him he seems a threat
— Jamie Waite (@jamie_waite_17) November 20, 2016
Yes Doukara probably deserves to keep his place, but cant help but think Sacko would have been the better option with his pace #LUFC
— Cole McLean (@ColeMcDirty) November 20, 2016
Sacko is currently at Elland Road on a season-long loan from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and has settled very quickly in English football.
The wide man has made 18 appearances this season already and been a regular feature in Garry Monk’s side, but has completed 90 minutes on just five occasions.
The Yorkshire club are trying to compete for a play-off spot this season and Sacko is battling for a starting spot in a highly competitive squad.
Sunday’s visitors Newcastle have been in fantastic form recently and have the change to go five points clear at the top of the table ahead of second-placed Brighton.
Leeds will be confident going into the televised match after winning their last three games against Norwich, Burton and Wolves.