Leeds United fans are not happy with the side named for the clash at Preston North End this evening.
Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has made four changes to the side from the one that drew with Sunderland at the weekend.
Whilst Leeds fans have wanted Heckingbottom to make changes to his squad for the run-in with the side having little to play for, many wanted to see some of the under-23 development squad given a run-out in the first team. Instead, Heckingbottom has brought in Vurnon Anita, Kemar Roofe, Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot into the starting eleven with all four players having come in for criticism from the fans this season.
More worryingly is the exclusion of Samu Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski, two players who have been amongst the better more attacking players for Leeds this year.
Leeds fans took to social media after the side was announced to show their anger at the squad named by Heckingbottom.
Might as well start with 7 men,,,, Grot, Phillips, Anita and Roofe are all shite
— paul young (@wicketlufc) April 10, 2018
Someone sack hecky now the guy is clueless
— Ryan (@RyanHLUFC) April 10, 2018
I’ll take a pasting tonight if it means Hecky gets sacked #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) April 10, 2018
I’ll level with you, if that line up sees us ship 5 and Hecky walking back to a Barnsley job centre barefoot, scoffing Ginsters and a bottle of white lightning, I’ll have had worse Tuesdays
— Ben (@Ben_LUFC86) April 10, 2018
Guys (and gals) I think Hecky's gone crackers.
Grot and Roofe in with no Saiz and Alioski?
Does he want to go back to Barnsley or something?
— Thru It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) April 10, 2018
told you mate, Hecky has lost the plot. leaving your best 2 players on the bench. Alioski and Saiz….but playing Ekuban, Roofe and Grot? Id have give. Dalby a chance personally.
— Paul Knowles (@pdknowles1981) April 10, 2018
I suppose we will all find out over the 90 minutes whether Heckingbottom was right to make the changes this evening.