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Morning Leeds-in for 20 January: Thomas Christiansen is fed up with the red cards

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Thomas Christiansen has warned the squad that needless red cards will not be tolerated.

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]

Leeds United are reportedly interested in West Bromwich Albion’s Wales U21 striker Tyler Roberts. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Brighton & Hove Albion signed PSV striker Jurgen Locadia for a club record £14 million. []

Aaron Lennon is set to leave Everton and is heading to Burnley. Boo, we would have loved him back at Leeds. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Derby County drew 0-0 with Bristol City. [Sky]

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]

The Chicago Fire traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union for $1.2 million in allocation money. [Brotherly Game]

Former Arsenal and Manchester Untied striker Robin Van Persie is headed back to Feyenoord. [The Guardian]