Date: 12th February 2019 at 7:01am
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Leeds United fans have been sharing their team selection ideas on social media ahead of Swansea City’s trip to Elland Road, and many are demanding Kalvin Phillips retains his place in Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Phillips earnt what has become a rare start in midfield against Middlesbrough at the weekend in the absence of Adam Forshaw, despite the role being the 23-year-old’s natural position.

Instead, Bielsa often deploys the academy graduate in a central defensive role, with Forshaw partnering Mateusz Klich ahead.

For many Whites supporters, however, they would prefer Saturday’s stoppage-time hero retaining the defensive midfield slot over the 27-year-old on Wednesday night, with some suggesting that Forshaw should instead rotate with Klich.

That is providing Forshaw is passed fit, as the Yorkshire Evening Post is unsure at present whether or not the former Boro man will be available for selection thanks to the knee injury that ruled him out against his previous side.

Without the blow, Bielsa would have been expected to start Forshaw in midfield over Phillips, who later went on to net a vital equalising goal in the 100th minute.

The Whites boss is currently awaiting further assessment on the midfielder’s state before making his final decision, which will either please or frustrate these fans…

 

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