COMMENT by Amir Mir
Leeds will end years of suffering if their manager Garry Monk can lead the club to the Premier League at the end the season.
Despite the successes during this campaign and the massive status the Yorkshire outfit holds, survival will be the number one priority for Monk and that won’t be easy.
Here, Football Insider takes a look at the three Whites players that are not good enough for a place in the top tier if the club earns promotion.
The 25-year-old striker has struggled in the Championship this season, mainly down to the success of his counterpart Chris Wood who is currently the division’s top scorer. However, during the games Antonsson has played, he has struggled and it is quite evidently clear that more attacking options would be needed next term. The Swede, who has only scored three goals in all competitions, may argue he has not been given the regular game time but in truth, his quality has not shone through when given the opportunity.
The tricky French winger is currently on loan at the club with the possibility that his deal may be made permanent. Well, Leeds should decide against signing him up because the problems the senior player has in the Championship will be found out in the Premier League. His inability to pass to a more advanced teammate has been a constant problem this term. Next season that poor decision making will be found out, costly mistakes and inexperience the club doesn’t need
Yet another inconsistent player amongst the Leeds ranks. Doukara does provide versatility, but unfortunately, no consistent attacking play comes with that. The 25-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and Monk should take the decision of not offering him a new deal. Just like Sacko, he too is inconsistent for the top level and at times a liability to the team.
In other Leeds news, Alfonso Pedraza sends this message ahead of the club’s clash against Fulham.