Leeds United are pushing for a place in the Championship playoff places, with Thomas Christiansen’s men out of the playoff spots by goal difference alone, with a game in hand over Sheffield United against Ipswich Town this afternoon.
A solid run of form could even see the Whites return to the top two, with Derby County just six points ahead of Christiansen’s side heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.
However it appears Leeds will be without influential defender Luke Ayling, after the former Bristol City man was ruled out for the rest of the season with a disappointing ankle injury.
A huge blow to the club’s promotion aspirations, players must now pull together to ensure Ayling returns to first-team affairs a Premier League man, beginning with victory over Ipswich Town this weekend.
Fellow defender Gaetano Berardi took to Instagram to share his disappointment at Ayling’s diagnosis, with Leeds sharing the Swiss’ post via their official Twitter account.
Fans took to the social media site to have their say on Berardi’s heartfelt words…
We need a Berardi statue
— samuel (@SamEdmonds9) January 12, 2018
Just please don't all wear Ayling shirts before the game like he's died though.
— paul murray (@shinedog83) January 12, 2018
— IvanC (@Cossy1983) January 12, 2018
Please don't become Man city and start clapping in the 2nd minute or wearing Ayling shirts!
— Darren Barker (@darrenbarker27) January 13, 2018
marry me gaetano
— haul peckingbottom (@freakyforshaw) January 12, 2018
Berardi’s a guru!? Who’d have thanked it!
— Kelly's Eye (@RRHand808) January 12, 2018
What a bloody absolutely top bloke #lufc
— Matt Massarella-Gill (@3788MG) January 12, 2018
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