'Spineless' - Leeds fans urge Monk to axe mainstay ahead of Burton clash
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds fans have urged Garry Monk to axe Liam Bridcutt ahead of the weekend’s Championship clash against Burton.
The 27-year-old started Monday’s 1-0 Elland Road defeat against Wolves before being booked and hauled off after just 56 minutes for attacker Hadi Sacko.
The Yorkshire giants’ fan base were highly unimpressed by the display of the defensive midfielder and many feel that he offers very little going forward.
However, Bridcutt has been a mainstay of the team since signing permanently from Sunderland in the summer and Monk elected him as the club’s captain.
The midfield enforcer has featured in 25 of the club’s 43 Championship matches this season, starting nine of the club’s last 10 league fixtures.
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But, fans are now calling for him to be dropped from the team with many sharing less than complimentary views of Bridcutt and one fan went as far as to label him “spineless.”
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
3 games left. Drop Bridcutt at home and Hernandez away. Get Sacko back in. Not greatest in final 3rd but always willing to take someone on
— Elland Toad (@EllandToad) April 18, 2017
drop Bridcutt and get @Ronaldo_Vieira8 back in. Attack attack attack.
— Elliott (@elliott_benn) April 17, 2017
Drop Bridcutt and play Vieira
— MichaelaStuart (@MichaelaStuart4) April 17, 2017
We make a noise every game, it's about time the team matched the fans ambition, need to play 2 up front n drop bridcutt, he to defensive
— paul young (@wicketlufc) April 17, 2017
I wouldn't play Bridcutt against Burton. He Offers nothing going forward. Hope Vieira is fully recovered.????????
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) April 18, 2017
O'Kane, Vieira, Taylor and Doukara in against Burton for me. Bridcutt, Phillips, Berardi and Pedraza out
— Confidiamo in Andrea (@ingham37) April 17, 2017
Leeds brought in Bridcutt in the summer from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee after he impressed at the club on loan last season.
He has played a big role in helping to improve the Whites’ defensive unit this campaign, but with goals now needed for the team to make it’s way back into the top six it is clear that fans want another attacker in their side.
In other Leeds news, Monk has responded to Premier League interest in club star.