Leeds United’s 2017/18 campaign is drifting towards a mid-table finish, with a dreadful start to the calendar year meaning that a play-off push has been left in tatters.
Paul Heckingbottom was tasked with resurrecting a play-off challenge last month, but having overseen seven fixtures, Leeds are now further away from the play-offs than they were under Thomas Christiansen.
The Whites have picked up just one victory since Boxing Day, which has cost them the opportunity to challenge for a place in the end of season play-offs.
As expected, Leeds’ supporters are focusing on the playing squad, who haven’t been good enough this season.
@LUFCDATA has recently ran a poll, asking supporters whether they would like to see Leeds sign on-loan defender, Matthew Pennington.
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) March 12, 2018
Supporters voted narrowly in favour of not pursuing a summer deal for the 23-year-old, with plenty voicing their opinion on Twitter.
Here is what Leeds’ supporters were saying on a potential deal for Pennington…
He’d be a useful squad player, like most of the current crop. But I think the overall feeling when it comes to our defence is we must aim for much, much better.
— Tom Mullen (@Tom_Mullen) March 12, 2018
He’s awful, no way bear good enough. Do I think he will play in the championship? Yes, but he’s another Paul Huntington.. not an #Lufc player!
— Mr LUFC Calypso (@Sir_Don_Revie) March 12, 2018
Based on what we’ve seen over the season, I don’t think we should. No better than what we have. And we need much better than what we have
— Ashley Oakes (@Oakes_89) March 12, 2018
If at the right price yes.
— Sam Cookson (@sam090600) March 12, 2018
I'm undecided. He's a bit yoyo. Has a good game where he barely puts a foot wrong and gets you thinking he should start every week and then the following game he's all over the place making countless silly mistakes.
— Jamie Merry (@jaymerry91) March 12, 2018
Not decent enough for us to pay what Everton probably want for him tbh – better out there
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) March 13, 2018
I’m confused as to what makes some say we should. He’s barely even looked average.
— Adam Room (@AdamRoom17) March 12, 2018
Rather have flint
— Chris King (@kipa170) March 13, 2018