By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction after Paul Heckingbottom hinted that Andy Lonergan could be recalled to the starting XI for Wednesday night’s must-win league clash against Derby County.
United travel to fourth-placed Derby needing to reignite their play-off hopes after failing to secure a win in any competition since Boxing Day.
One of the main dilemmas facing new boss Heckingbottom is whether to persist with current number one Felix Wiedwald or hand a recall to his deputy Lonergan.
Wiedwald has been roundly criticised for the missed-punch blunder that led to Bristol City’s opening goal in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Elland, which prompted ex-United keeper Paul Robinson to lead the calls for the German to be replaced this summer.
Heckingbottom, as quoted by BBC Radio Leeds’ Twitter account West Yorkshire Sport, has suggested that he may bring Lonergan back into the team for the trip to Pride Park.
#LUFC head coach Paul Heckingbottom has hinted that he may bring back goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to the starting line up at Derby County tonight.
Leeds fans who recall ex-Wolves keeper Lonergan’s own errors earlier in the campaign are not too enamoured at the possibility of the veteran taking over in goal.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Matt Massarella-Gill (@3788MG) February 21, 2018
Both keepers are really shit! It’s embarrassing #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) February 21, 2018
It’s like replacing a bent nail with a bent screw, both useless.
— Macker (@bcnotter) February 21, 2018
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