'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:
Start Vieira v Wolves. Phillips was a passenger against nufc
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) April 17, 2017
— JackLUFC (@OhLeedsUnited) April 17, 2017
Can see us being unchanged tommorow, would like to see Vieira start over Bridcutt though. #lufc
— Brenden (@Brendencolgan1) April 16, 2017
I want pedraza (left) and Douk (on the right!) next game. Roofe in middle with Hernandez, phillips or vieira holding. Oooooh #lufc
— @ (@deancore) April 15, 2017
Not sure why GM picks kalvin Phillips. Gives away so many 3kicks. Lightweight. Bring back Vieira #LUFC
— Sohail Rashid (@sohailrashid33) April 14, 2017
Vieira is the best CDM in the team, Philips is good but you either get a 0 or a 10 from him! Bridcutt is a starter though for me next to RV
— Kane Collins (@Kane988) April 16, 2017
No way…….Vieira over Phillips maybe even then I'd have O'Kane over both of them
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) April 16, 2017
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.