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Leeds fans react to Barry Douglas’ absence from matchday squad vs Preston

Leeds United drew 1-1 with Preston North End on Boxing Day and missed the opportunity to close the gap on West Bromwich Albion at the summit of the table.

The Whites were unusually lacklustre in the first half and they will have to be pleased with a point given how slow they were out the blocks.

However, a talking point emerged before a ball had even be kicked as Adam Pope confirmed that Barry Douglas was absent from the matchday squad.

The 30-year-old left-back has played just 335 Championship minutes this season from three starts but his most recent absence appears to have frustrated a handful of supporters.

There fans suggested that Douglas has been keeping a high profile on Instagram of late for someone who is reportedly ill…

The frustration that appears to be rising amongst the Elland Road faithful is more than understandable given Douglas should be the club’s first choice at left-back – on paper, at least.

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And the level of discontent over Douglas has spiked among a handful of supporters, with some suggesting he should (or could) be offloaded when the January window opens for business next month.

Finally, two more fans suggested he’s effectively become redundant in Yorkshire such is his lack of involvement in the team.

In other Leeds news, Football FanCast writers have offered their verdicts on a potential transfer target for Bielsa…

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