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Luke Ayling should be in bad books at Leeds


Luke Ayling should be in bad books at Leeds

Leeds United defender Luke Ayling turned in a disappointing performance in the draw against Brentford on Saturday and the international break will now come at the worst possible time for him.

The Whites drew 1-1 against Brentford at Elland Road, as Pontus Jansson headed a late equaliser to earn a point in the Championship.

Ayling was one of the Leeds players that wasn’t at the races in the match and his levels have dropped in recent weeks.

The 27-year-old right-back was sent off in the closing moments of the match after a second bookable offence, while during the game he struggled to handle pacy winger Ollie Watkins.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Luke Ayling of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

He will now miss the next game and unfortunately for him the next time he will be available to play is in 18 days time at home to Ipswich Town.


Ayling will be absent for a trip to Blackburn Roves through suspension immediately after the international break and that long wait to try redeem himself will not help.

The full-back should be in the bad books of manager Marcelo Bielsa, as his passing was wayward against Brentford and he has not provided his usual threat going forward recently.

Ayling is the first-choice option for Leeds at right-back, but could be under pressure for his position if he repeats his Brentford display again.

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