Date: 2nd February 2021 at 5:45pm
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Leeds United have been making jokes at the expense of Pickford ahead of their game with Everton tomorrow night.

Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed in his that the stopper will be unavailable for the game at with a ‘side injury’, which means that backup goalkeeper Robin Olsen could be set to replace him.

And whilst it might be seen as good news in some areas when your opponent is down their first-choice option in any position, that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to Pickford. The England shot-stopper has developed something of a reputation when it comes to making errors in games over the past few years, so the news didn’t exactly go down well with Leeds United fans on social media.

They clearly hoped that they might be in for an easy ride with Pickford in goal, but now they’ve got to prepare for a different challenge altogether:

“Gutted Pickford isn’t playing.”

“So at full strength then”
“Shame that’ll actually help them”
“Massive blow,he’s easily one of the worst keepers in the league”
“Everton automatically shoring up at the back by the omission of Pickford!”
“No Pickford tomorrow. Damn”

Is Pickford missing good or bad news for Leeds?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Whether or not it will end up being a difficult game for them, we’ll just have to wait and see. While it’s hardly sportsmanlike to celebrate the injury of a rival, at the end of the day, it seems these fans merely want to build up positivity ahead of the game.