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17th Apr, 2017 | 10:55am

'Phillips was a passenger' - Leeds fans want Monk to start midfield starlet v Wolves

By Will Butcher

Leeds fans have urged manager Garry Monk to start Ronaldo Vieira against Wolves at Elland Road on Monday afternoon.

Vieira, 18, missed the last-gasp 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Friday night through illness, which saw Chris Wood score in the 96th minute to cancel out Jamaal Lascelles’ opener.

Academy product Kalvin Phillips came in alongside captain Liam Bridcutt in the middle of the park, as Ireland international Eunan O’Kane missed out again.

Vieira is expected to be fit for Monday’s clash against Paul Lambert’s Wolves, as Leeds look to consolidate their place in the Championship’s top six with four league games left.

Leeds fans took to Twitter in an attempt to urge former Swansea boss Monk to start the ex-Benfica youth player, as well as criticising Phillips who failed to impress against the Toon.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Vieira has broken into the first team at Elland Road this season, making 35 appearances in all competitions for the Yorkshire giants.

He will be hoping for a repeat of the reverse fixture that saw Leeds claim all three points at Molineux with a 1-0 win, as defender Silvio scored an own goal.

In other Leeds news, goalkeeper Rob Green has revealed the advice he gives to the younger players at Thorp Arch.

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