Leeds fans urge Monk to recall attacker to starting XI against Fulham
By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to urge Garry Monk to hand Alfonso Pedraza a starting role in Tuesday’s clash against Fulham.
The winger was given a 17-minute runout as a late substitute in Leeds’ 3-1 win at Birmingham on Friday night and responded with a superbly taken goal.
It was Pedraza’s first for Leeds since his deadline day loan move from La Liga club Villarreal.
Supporters of the promotion hopefuls are keen to see the attacker in the starting XI when Leeds host Fulham in the Championship at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
The Spain Under-21 international has struggled for game time since moving to the Yorkshire giants, starting just one match of the six that he has been available for.
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He had been an unused substitute for three consecutive matches before getting his chance in the league triumph at St Andrews.
It has convinced fans that Pedraza should be given an opportunity from the start in Leeds’ next match.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Can’t beat an away day when you win! Carried Hernandez and Doukara again, start Roofe and Pedraza on Tuesday ????????????????#LUFC
— sean sturman (@seantom1983) March 4, 2017
By the time we play Brighton, Pedraza will be starting and we’ll beat them. #lufc
— Bruce Alwhitey (@lufcfanstv) March 4, 2017
Pedraza surely worth a start even off that 15 min cameo. Maybe brum gave up/were tired, but he looked skillful and dangerous in attack #lufc
— D. F. (@DomLeeds1919) March 4, 2017
The 3 subs last night should all start on Tuesday for me, Pedraza for Douk, Roof for Hanandez and Philips for O’kane #lufc
— Sandy Trethewey (@sandychewey) March 4, 2017
Think it’s time for the bit part players to get more game time now;Phillips, Roofe,Pedraza and Barrow to become more regular from now. #lufc
— LUFCDANNY (@THELUFCLAD) March 3, 2017
Pedraza took his goal in consummate style; and deserves to be afforded a start on Tuesday. Doukara, I am afraid, offers zilch. #LUFC.
— (((Lucas Monk))) (@LucasMonk_) March 3, 2017