Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after the club shared that Luke Ayling had been named as the PFA Fans’ Championship Player of the Month for February.
Ayling received 51% of the votes cast, which saw the 28-year-old fend off Brentford forward Said Benrahma, Birmingham City’s Lukas Jutkiewicz, Derby County’s Tom Lawrence, Blackburn Rovers’ Christian Walton and Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow for the gong.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa called on Ayling to start all of our fixtures held in February, which saw the London-born full-back record his second and third goals of the season before penning his fourth in last weekend’s West Yorkshire Derby win over Huddersfield Town.
Ayling has now started all 28 of our league games since his season began on October 1, having missed the opening months after taking a knock in pre-season which ultimately required surgery.
Has Ayling been your Player of the Season (so far)?
Goals were not the only thing that Ayling offered the side during February, having also registered key passes against Brentford, Bristol City and Reading, per WhoScored data, plus recording at least 44 total passes in each match played that month.
He took possession with six tackles against Brentford and seven against Middlesbrough, too, while recording three interceptions against the Bees and two at home to Reading.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Ayling winning the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for February…
Fully deserved, he’s been class https://t.co/JW7EZGPcUo
— James Beck (@JamesBeck_5) March 11, 2020
Never in any doubt really top class performer been on 🔥congratulations Luke Ayling MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) March 11, 2020
Recognition at last …well done Luke 💪🏻💙💛💙 https://t.co/xKuT2EizZo
— suziepeaciliscious (@suziepeaches93) March 11, 2020
Only 51%. Disappointed in our fan base
— Sid – LUFC (@WestMidsWhites) March 11, 2020
— Jamie Hundal (@JamieHundal) March 11, 2020
Player of the season for me. Ayling is on awesome form.
— Luke George (@MrLukeyGeorge) March 11, 2020
this guy 🤩💙💛 https://t.co/APJcXDfuvA
— jake stockburn (@StockburnJake) March 11, 2020
Top top boy, this team is slowly becoming a team littered with real leaders and I love it.
— SamoWhite5 (@SamRobi65698351) March 11, 2020
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