While Bamford has won over the majority of his critics, bagging 13 goals and providing six assists, Ayling has also caught the eye with his high-energy and full-blooded performances from right-back.
According to The Guardian, Southgate is contemplating rewarding the pair for their impressive displays by including them in his 30-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland, a decision which would clearly prove popular with the club’s fanbase.
“I hope so. They deserve it.”
“Absolutely buzz for Luke Ayling if he gets that call”
“I would be over the moon for both to get the call, no one deserves it more than Bill”
“I’d be so happy for Luke and Patrick. It would warm my soul.”
“Would love nothing more than a Luke Ayling call up”
“Delighted for Bill if this happens”
The Elland Road pair are clearly fan-favourites amongst the Leeds supporters, and if Southgate does select them in the coming days it will be nothing less than they deserve.