Leeds United fans have questioned manager Thomas Christiansen’s decision to leave midfielder Mateusz Klich out of the team to face Queens Park Rangers in Championship action on Saturday afternoon.
The 27-year-old had travelled with the squad to Loftus Road and was expected to be name on at least the bench but Christiansen decided to leave him out of the line-up entirely.
Klich, a summer signing for FC Twente, has struggled for first-team football since his arrival at Elland Road and had been linked with a return to Holland in January.
Whites fans took to social media to express their confusion at the decision from their manager.
Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the best tweets from Whites fans.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) December 9, 2017
No Klich wtf
— Oscar O'Reilly (@mikeopinions) December 9, 2017
I don't understand why we have 2 centre backs on the bench…. could have Sacko or klich on the bench…
— dean madden (@rko4life2009) December 9, 2017
Do feel for klich a little #lufc
— Sam 💙💛 (@spudy04) December 9, 2017
This Klich thing is nuts https://t.co/VvqggEz3kA
— G U Y S L E Y (@Guysley) December 9, 2017
Klich must really be in the doghouse if Cibicki and Borthwick-Jackson make the bench over him. https://t.co/WYhY4mJTZ8
— Through It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) December 9, 2017
Leeds appear to have turned the corner after a poor run of results saw them slide down the Championship table. They are now unbeaten in their last two league matches after drawing 1-1 with Aston Villa at Elland Road last Friday and winning 2-0 at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.
The Whites are up to eighth place in the Championship table, five points outside of the play-off places in this season’s promotion race. Meanwhile, their opponents QPR are struggling in 18th place in the league table after losing four of their last five matches.
Leeds do not have a brilliant record against QPR and are without a win in their last six league games against them. The Whites have failed to score more than twice in their 13 league matches against them since 2004.
They have also not won an away league match in London since a 3-0 victory at Fulham in March 2015.