Leeds United fans have been reacting to a discussion held by insider Phil Hay about Leeds United’s plans for the end of the season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men find themselves in something of a limbo heading into the final eight games of the season slap bang in the middle of the table – not fighting for Europe, not in a relegation battle, just seeing the last few weeks of the season out. Meanwhile, their U23 side have blitzed the competition in the second tier of the Premier League 2 division and on course to wrap up their league with ease.
Writing in an article for The Athletic, Hay debated about the possibility of Bielsa ‘blooding in’ some of the impressive youngsters into a few league games with an eye on the future. Hay believed such moves would be unlikely to happen, claiming that Bielsa doesn’t believe in ‘free hits’.
He put the notion to Leeds supporters on Twitter, where the majority of the fans seemed to agree with him, as they didn’t expect to see much ‘experimenting’ either:
“Most of that U23 team won’t play more than 2/3 1st team games….if they were any good,at 20 or older they would have by now….to make it now we are in the PL they need to be exceptional…..”
It certainly will be interesting to see whether or not the club decide to look after the future once the present has been pretty much secured.