Leeds fans tear into midfielder after horror display v Wolves
By Dominic Toner
Liam Bridcutt completed 56 minutes in the defeat against Wolves on Monday – and the club’s supporters were highly critical of his performance on Twitter.
The 27-year-old played alongside teammate Kalvin Phillips in the midfield and the pair struggled to assert their authority in the first-half.
He was then taken off in the second period by Garry Monk, but the manager watched on as his side suffered a 1-0 loss.
The Whites have now slipped out of the play-off positions on goal difference as Nouha Dicko’s first-half goal gave the visitors the three points.
Leeds fans highlighted the display of their captain Bridcutt and feel he was unable to make an impact in the game.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Bridcutt another example of a player that was quality on loan and a massive disappointment when signed on a permanent deal #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) April 17, 2017
Bridcutt been consistent this season, but not in a great way. Needs to step it up. No surprise at that substitution. #LUFC
— AlwaysLeedsUnited (@AlwaysLeedsUnit) April 17, 2017
Bridcutt needs to step up again for us as the captain, plenty of loose passes today from the team #lufc
— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) April 17, 2017
FFS #lufc ….this has been woeful thus far. Midfield is abysmal and has been for weeks. Not sure what the point of Bridcutt is
— Rabernet (@RSTJA) April 17, 2017
#lufc o'kane for bridcutt please.
— Nick (@nick_arthurs) April 17, 2017
TAKE BRIDCUTT OFF NOW!!!!!!!! #lufc
— AYRTON THE MAGIC HAT (@BANTERSQUAD0701) April 17, 2017
Midfield non-existent. Bridcutt and Philips have been awful.
— James (@JamesLUFC) April 17, 2017
Why is bridcutt captain???? #lufc
— Paul Kirby (@paulmarkkirby) April 17, 2017
Leeds’ first-half performance caused all the damage for the hosts and they were unable to compete with a well organised Wolves outfit.
Bridcutt was quite often caught too deep in the midfield and failed to help his side get any control in possession, with a number of his teammate also sloppy in possession.
He has now made 25 appearances this season and been an important first team player for Monk, but could find his starting place under threat in the remaining three games.
Leeds will now be looking for maximum points as they try to get back into the top six and now turn their attention to Burton on Saturday.
In other Leeds team news, Green has revealed he is not afraid to have a go at his younger teammates.