Leeds fans urge Garry Monk to axe 23-year-old v Brentford
By Matt Farr
Leeds fans have urged manager Garry Monk to axe attacker Hadi Sacko from his starting eleven against Brentford on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old has started Leeds’ last two Championship outings, but after a disappointing display in the 1-0 defeat to Reading at the weekend, fans on Twitter have called for his head.
The majority of Leeds fans argued that Sacko has been out-of-sorts for quite some time, having failed to contribute either a goal or an assist from his last 11 Championship appearances.
Ahead of an important trip to Brentford on Tuesday, they called for a more reliable performer to be handed a key role in the starting eleven at Sacko’s expense.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Waiting 85 minutes to bring Roofe on was a disgrace. Hernandez deserves to be dropped & Roofe in behind Wood. Sacko dropped & replaced
— Aaron Cochrane (@aaroncochrane95) April 2, 2017
Why is Barrow not getting a run when Sacko is clearly not doing anything?? Need this Pontus issue sorting soon before we slip!
— LUFC Traveller (@LUFCTraveller) April 2, 2017
Why Garry? You gonna play Pontus, drop Sacko for Barrow and drop Pablo for Roofe. Then we might have a chance. https://t.co/0CqUxJJJbl
— Cunners (LUFC) (@LeeCunners2) April 2, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) April 2, 2017
I can see that as a big possibility, Sacko should be dropped for me. So below par for a while.
— BC (@BC_LUFC) April 2, 2017
Roofe on for Sacko
Janson for Cooper
— raph LUFC meyers (@raphmeyers) April 3, 2017
Ayling & Jansson for Taylor & Cooper on Tuesday. Can see the point about both Hernandez & Sacko not working together away, replace one #lufc
— Cultural Leodensian (@MultiJono88) April 2, 2017
— Callum macdonald (@Cal_lufc) April 1, 2017
Monk needs to stop playing sacko his final ball is shocking, and bringing roofe on in last 5 mins when he should of been on 20 mins ago#lufc
— Aaron Stringer (@stringer_aaron) April 1, 2017
Sacko is currently on loan at the club from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon until the end of the season, but it is abundantly clear he has yet to win over the Leeds fanbase.
Monk will be paying close attention to Sacko over the final few weeks of the season ahead of a potential permanent move for the attacker this summer, but Leeds fan will be expecting much improvement for that to happen.
Leeds were dealt a minor setback to their pursuit of promotion to the Premier League in their defeat to Reading last time out, but they can make amends by beating Brentford in their next outing.
They slipped to fifth in the Championship, but they still have a six-point lead over seventh-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
In other Leeds news, Luke Ayling has named Leeds’ most skilful player.