Leeds cull: 13 senior players fighting for their jobs as behind-the-scenes plans made
COMMENT By Richard Parks
The international break may have taken away some of the focus away from Leeds United and their wretched run of results.
But the players responsible for the team’s rapid descent down the Championship table should still be looking nervously over their shoulders during the fortnight away from domestic action.
Preparations are being made behind the scenes for a summer transfer window that promises another significant overhaul.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani went public with his frustration and anger last week as he pointed the finger at the senior players handed new long-term contracts last summer who had failed to deliver.
Manager Paul Heckingbottom also hinted at a cull in a Radio Leeds interview on Wednesday night by revealing that Leeds United will listen to offers for those he does not believe are up to the task as he plans to bring in around four new players.
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Leeds have slipped to 14th in the Championship table to leave their play-off hopes in tatters following a wretched run of one win since Boxing Day, the worst in the division in the second half of the season.
With Radrizzani, director of football Victor Orta and Heckingbottom ready for an overhaul, who is heading for the exit door?
Here, Football Insider analyses the 13 senior Leeds players in the current squad who are in the firing line and fighting to save their jobs.
Here is the first of the 13 players fighting for his future: