Date: 24th November 2017 at 12:21pm
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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has criticised the club’s manager Thomas Christiansen for changing his goalkeeper over the summer.

Leeds have lost seven of their last nine Championship matches, a run which has seen them fall from the play-off places, to 10th place in the league table.

Former England goalkeeper Robert Green was the Whites’ first-choice under Garry Monk last season, but his contract was mutually terminated in the summer.

Leeds signed 27-year-old goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald from Werder Bremen on a three-year deal in the summer. Christiansen then decided to re-sign former goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on a free transfer to the rival the German.

However, both signings have made bad goalkeeping errors costing the team goals this season.

Wieldwald started all of Leeds’ Championship games at the start of the season but was dropped after the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, opening the door for Lonergan.

The 34-year-old has started every game since but made a number of errors and has conceded 12 goals in his last five Championship games.

Prutton has criticised Christiansen for changing his goalkeeper and says that what happened with Green in the summer now looks like a bad decision.

“Given United’s goalkeeping problems, what happened with Rob Green looks ridiculous,” Prutton wrote in his column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“Leeds made quite a conscious decision over Felix Wiedwald and you either stick with him until he proves you right or you get someone else in as he has done with Andy Lonergan.

“Lonners has got more experience at that level but chopping and changing your goalkeeper doesn’t bode well from the defence’s point of view because they look at it and think ‘what’s going on?”

The Whites return to Championship action against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley in Saturday’s early kick-off.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have suffered a major transfer blow in their pursuit of this 20-year-old.

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