Date: 11th February 2017 at 4:52pm
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By Alex Stevens

Alfonso Pedraza made his full Leeds debut in their 2-0 defeat to Cardiff on Saturday – and fans offered mixed views on his display.

The deadline-day signing was named in the starting XI for the first time after making his bow as a second-half substitute in the defeat to Huddersfield last weekend.

Pedraza, 20, could not mark his first start with a goal or assist as his side were off key against the Welsh visitors, managed by former Elland Road boss Neil Warnock.

Second half goals from Sean Morrison and Kenneth Zohore secured the win for Cardiff and condemned Leeds to a second consecutive league defeat.

Garry Monk’s side remain fifth in the table but have lost ground on the leaders, with Brighton moving 10 points clear after a 4-1 thumping of Burton.

Fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Pedraza, who was withdrawn after 71 minutes and replaced by Kemar Roofe.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Pedraza joined Leeds on an initial loan deal from parent club Villarreal that runs until the end of the season after the Yorkshire club paid a £300,000 charge to cut short his spell at second-tier Spanish outfit Lugo.

It has been widely reported in the 20-year-old’s native Spain that Leeds have agreed to pay £8.5million to buy the player permanently if they are promoted this season.

In other Leeds news, the club are eying a stunning triple transfer swoop as three players headed into the training ground.

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