Leeds United supporters have been debating on who Garry Monk should field for Saturday’s Championship clash against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road.
The manager has a selection headache now that Charlie Taylor has returned from injury and Luke Ayling is available.
On Tuesday night in a 1-1 draw with Fulham at Craven Cottage, Ayling was left out of the squad to attend the birth of his daughter.
Monk opted to play Taylor and Gaetano Berardi in the full-back positions, but now that Ayling is back in the fray for the visit of QPR, fans have been discussing who should start.
Berardi has been hugely impressive since stepping into the fold in Taylor’s absence, and many supporters believe that he deserves to keep a place in the first XI.
Despite spending around three months on the treatment table, Taylor looked comfortable playing 90 minutes in midweek, so there is a case for him getting the nod.
As for Ayling, he has been consistently strong but is one yellow card away from serving an automatic two-match ban, and given that QPR do not pose a huge threat to Leeds’ playoff hopes, he might be rested.
@PhilHayYEP pick Berardi RB, Taylor LB, Jansson and Bartley and rest Ayling one more game IMO
— James Carroll (@JimboC1974) March 9, 2017
@LeedsUtdPics rest ayling so he doesn't get a yellow, Berardi and Taylor
— ️️Caleb Howard (@CalebLufc) March 9, 2017
Can see Ayling being left out for "Berardi/baby/head not right" reasons*, when it's really to save him from suspension
*delete as applicable
— Jon Howe (@jonhowe1971) March 9, 2017
@LeedsUtdPics has to be ayling and berardi dont think you can drop him he's been too good
— harry (@Hvrryy_) March 9, 2017
Could easily leave Berardi in for Ayling and avoid the risk of losing another player who can play in central defence for 3 games. #lufc
— Tommy D (@tommy_lufc) March 9, 2017
@ephemeraljoy Resting Ayling I've got no problem with, due to Berardi and Taylor. But Cooper worries me
— Cobi (@Cobi_Vicker) March 9, 2017
@ephemeraljoy Ayling should be rested 100%. Berardi at RB, Taylor at LB like Fulham. No suspension then
— Nathan Robson (@Nathan__Robson) March 9, 2017
@RITGK green ayling and berardi … Pontus.. Taylor .. Kyle Bartley
— Jacob Daske-Knowles (@JakeeyDeeKay) March 9, 2017