By Danny Wright
Leeds United supporters are demanding that Thomas Christiansen axes Vurnon Anita from his starting line-up for Tuesday night’s clash with Cardiff in South Wales.
Anita, 28, signed for the Whites in the summer after he was released by Newcastle United and has been filling in at left-back while Gaetano Berardi has been injured.
However the Swiss full-back has now regained his fitness after a spell on the sidelines and Whites fans believe that it is time that Chrsitiansen calls him back into the starting line-up in place of Anita, who they were less than impressed with in the 3-2 win against Ipswich at the weekend.
Leeds have an extremely important trip to the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night as they look to keep themselves top of the table after an impressive start to the season.
Both the Yorkshire and Welsh sides, along with Wolves, are level on 20 points at the top of the Championship standings and anything less than a win could see Christiansen’s men lose their lead.
Whites fans on Twitter have made no secret that they think their best chance of winning will come if Anita is axed by Christiansen for the clash.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Mighty Whites Pod (@mightywhitespod) September 25, 2017
Glad someone agrees with me. Anita is a good utility man but he's not the answer at LB
— Thru It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) September 25, 2017
Everyones Having a go at our centre backs i think Ayling and Anita Need to be rested #Mot
— keith farrow (@keithfarrow6) September 23, 2017
Jansson needs to be at peak Jansson tonight – also Anita doesn't play LB. #lufc
— Andy P (@ArcticReviews) September 26, 2017
Changes for tonight: Berardi for Anita, Jansson for Shaughnessy. Everyone else should remain and improve on the Milwall effort #lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) September 26, 2017
— Gert-Jan (@gert_jan7) September 25, 2017
Can't see Anita starting tomorrow night. Been turned inside out last coupla games.#lufc
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) September 25, 2017
Harsh on Shaughnessy, played that well and will be dropped for Jansson v Cardiff. shows our depth tho!! id have Bera in for Anita too #lufc
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) September 25, 2017
Sorry Anita good backup but the main man is back Mr Berardi…..he so gets Leeds #lufc
— John Hartley (@girven15) September 24, 2017
Anita has made 10 appearances across all competitions for Leeds this season, all of which coming at left-back although he is naturally a defensive midfielder or a right-back.
Berardi is also naturally a right-back but fans clearly feel he will be better suited on the left side of the back four for the midweek showdown with the Bluebirds.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has explained how Chris Wood’s exit from the Whites has helped them.