Speculation rife on Twitter that Leeds key duo injured for Fulham clash, fans are worried sick
By Amir Mir
Leeds take on promotion rivals Fulham on Tuesday night in a crucial Championship clash – and fans on Twitter are worried that Chris Wood and Luke Ayling are injured.
Rumours are circulating on social media that the senior duo may have missed the trip to London because of injuries.
The speculation has not got down well with the Yorkshire faithful, who have a crucial encounter on their hands at Craven Cottage.
Fulham, who are sitting one place outside of the top six, are eight points behind the Whites in the table, but they also have a game in hand on Garry Monk’s side.
Therefore, the game on Tuesday night becomes very important to the club’s hopes of securing a play-off spot, knowing three points will further enhance their chances of finishing there at the end of the season.
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Striker Wood has been a key figure behind their success, 22 goals this season, including two in his last two games, are examples of what the New Zealander brings to the table.
On the other hand, right-back Ayling has been an unsung hero for the club in defence and if he is injured then he will be a big miss to the side.
The possible replacements for the duo are playing Gaetano Berardi at right-back, with Charlie Taylor coming in at left-back.
While the versatile attacker, Souleymane Doukara could play in a more advanced forward role for Monk’s side.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
News of Wood and Ayling out tonight is not sitting well with me. It's hard to see beyond Chris Wood for goals. #lufc
— Sam Jackson (@samjackson23) March 7, 2017
Big rumours Ayling and Wood to miss tonight. Hope this isnt right???? #lufc
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) March 7, 2017
Would bite anyone's hand off tonight who offered us a point, especially with Wood and Ayling looking as thought their going to be out #lufc
— LeeWeir92 (@LeeWeir92) March 7, 2017
If Wood is out, it'll be Doukara up front again. We weren't too bad when forced into a similar change earlier this season. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 7, 2017
Wood got a calf problem *unconfirmed* #LUFC
— яυѕѕ ✍????????️⚽ (@Latest_Journo) March 7, 2017
No Ayling or Wood tonight doesn't fill me with confidence???? #lufc
— Tom Coates (@Tom_C_6) March 7, 2017
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