Ex-Leeds man urges club to get rid of Bridcutt

Former Leeds United midfielder Andy Couzens believes that Liam Bridcutt’s time at Elland Road should be up.

The 28-year-old has only been at the Championship outfit on a permanent basis for one season after his initial loan spell in the second half of the 2015-16 campaign.

It was then-manager Garry Monk who made the temporary deal permanent, and the midfielder was made captain of the side.

Injuries hampered Bridcutt’s season as he was restricted to just 25 outings across all competitions, and now Couzens has called for the former Sunderland player to go.

In a Twitter conversation, the 42-year-old claimed that the team played better without him last season and when he was on the pitch, their shape was too deep.

This summer is an interesting one for Leeds as new head coach Thomas Christiansen puts his own stamp on the team.

Expectations will be high, though, after the club came close to sealing a spot in the playoffs last season, only to miss out in the last few games.