Leeds fans back Ayling to impress

Leeds United will begin their preparations for the 2018-19 campaign with a pre-season clash against Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.

The match will be Marcelo Bielsa’s first as Leeds boss, having taken the job last month.

A number of players will be looking to impress Bielsa during pre-season, and there is no question that Luke Ayling falls into that category.

The 26-year-old missed almost the entirely of the second half of last season following ankle surgery, but did return against Queens Park Rangers on the final weekend.

Ayling is now in training with Leeds ahead of the new campaign, and the Championship club’s supporters have tipped the 6ft 1in defender to impress next term.

The Englishman was terrific for Leeds during the 2016-17 season, and will he hoping for a year free from injury as he looks to inspire the Whites to a possible promotion tilt.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Leeds supporters can be seen below: