Report: Christiansen to axe as many as nine after Leeds' Brentford loss
By Russell Edge
Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen could be set to ring the changes for his side’s match against Middlesbrough after suffering defeat to Brentford on Saturday, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that all but two of the starting XI could see themselves axed in the club’s next match against Boro in two weeks time.
The report states that only Samu Saiz and “possibly” Ronaldo Vieira are safe from being dropped from the first team line up, leaving nine places under doubt, after a result which saw Leeds extend their run of defeats to four successive matches across all competitions.
The Whites were comfortably beaten 3-1 by the Bees at Griffin Park on Saturday, with goalkeeper Andy Lonergan handing the home side the opener after a major handling error, while Gjanni Alioski’s goal was one of few saving graces for the Whites.
It followed league defeats to Derby County and Sheffield United and a League Cup loss to Leicester City, and their awful run of form has seen the Whites slip to 10th in the Championship table, having led the pack earlier in the season.
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The newspaper states that with Pontus Jansson’s poor form, as he conceded a penalty on Saturday, there could be chances for Conor Shaughnessy and Matthew Pennington in coming weeks.
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