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Thomas Christiansen sends Luke Ayling his verdict on defender’s stunning strike for Leeds United

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Leeds United will have to remain patient in their quest to win promotion into the Premier League this season, with recent events calling a temporary halt to their league campaign. 

The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and will be hoping they can hold their nerve as they battle to make a long-awaited return to the top-flight under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds have won their last five league matches in a row, with their recent 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town sending them top of the second tier standings ahead of West Brom.

Full-back Luke Ayling netted a stunning volley in the game against the Terriers to open the scoring on the day, which is a goal that plenty of the Elland Road faithful will remember for years to come.

Ayling recently took to Instagram to drop a hint that he should be winning the Goal of the Month for the volley against Danny Cowley’s side.

Former Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen was among those to respond to Ayling’s Goal of the Month contender on Instagram, and labelled the celebration from the right-back as ‘first class’.

Christiansen was in charge at Leeds for just under a season, after he was sacked back in February 2018 after a poor run of results, and is now the manager of Belgian club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

Due to recent off-the-field events, Leeds aren’t due back in action unto the 2nd May, when they’re set to host Charlton Athletic at Elland Road, in a game they’ll be expected to pick up three points from.

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The Verdict: 

It’s great to see Christiansen still in touch with some of the Leeds players.

It wasn’t a spell to remember for him whilst he was in charge of the Yorkshire-based side, and you have to admit that Leeds have made the right call in appointing Marcelo Bielsa when they did.

The Argentine has hardly put a foot wrong since taking charge at Elland Road, and I think that Leeds are destined to win promotion into the Premier League this season under his guidance.

Leeds will be looking to pick up where they left off though, and can’t afford to drop points with their promotion rivals likely to capitalise on any mistakes they make in the promotion run-in.


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