Leeds fans beg Paul Heckingbottom not to start Eunan O’Kane against Wolves

Leeds United will look to keep their faint play-off hopes alive when they host Championship table-toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road on Wednesday night, and Whites fans have begged manager Paul Heckingbottom not to start midfielder Eunan O’Kane, rated at €1m (£900,000) by Transfermarkt.

A 3-0 defeat against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Friday night combined with other results over the weekend on Tuesday night have left the Yorkshire outfit nine points adrift of the top six with just 11 games of the season remaining, and they need to start picking up wins.

It won’t be an easy task against a high-flying Wolves team though, and the Elland Road faithful are keen to see O’Kane dropped from the XI following his performance against Boro alongside Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park, and after being left unimpressed with the 27-year-old’s post-match comments.

Leeds supporters have been quick to have their say on the inclusion of the Republic of Ireland international in the team vs Wolves, and while one said “please don’t start O’Kane and Phillips for tonight’s game Paul Heckingbottom”, another said “if I see O’Kane in that starting line-up tonight, I’ll actually cry”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…