Thomas Christiansen has warned the squad that needless red cards will not be tolerated.
VIDEO - “I will not accept these situations anymore.” Thomas Christiansen takes his squad to task over discipline and warns that needless red cards could ruin Leeds United’s season:https://t.co/zt2GHJouF7 pic.twitter.com/xJM8fQ6XlO— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 19, 2018
He’s right that the red cards are certainly having an impact on the season, as the club is short because of various injuries to key players, only to currently be down two key players in both Samu Saiz and Eunan O’Kane for the next three matches and Saiz for two more matches after their completely avoidable red cards. Kalvin Phillips is one yellow short of 10 and a ban, but at least most of his cards have come from overzealous tackling, not losing his mind on the pitch. O’Kane is supposed to be an experienced player who shouldn’t be suckered into situations like he faced at Ipswich Town.
So how will Christiansen enforce the discipline? Hopefully he can figure something out, because if the squad has any more injuries or suspensions, we’re gonna need to recall Liam Kitching to start in central defence.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Match Preview of today’s match against Millwall. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
World Football Links
MLS had its draft (where teams get a chance to pick players out of college) on Friday, and it was held in Philadelphia. Here a recap of the first round. [Brotherly Game]
Here is a recap of the second round. [Brotherly Game]