Many Leeds United fans are pleased after Marcelo Bielsa gave an injury update on one of his first team regulars ahead of tonight’s clash against Middlesbrough.
In his pre-match press conference, the Argentine revealed that Kiko Casilla has a problem with his hand and an appearance at the Riverside Stadium is dependent on how much pain he feels (via LUFC). The Spaniard has been in poor form in recent weeks and has been directly at fault for goals conceded against Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest.
One fan called it ‘great news’.
— Martin shaw (@martinshaw27) February 25, 2020
However, despite the question marks over the former Real Madrid ‘keeper, he has been an ever-present under the former Marseille coach, having featured in every single Championship game so far this season (via Transfermarkt). The head coach’s comments about Casilla’s fitness has sparked interest from supporters, who called for the Ligue 2 loanee Illan Meslier to be given an opportunity. Here are a selection of tweets:
— Kez Ragan (@kez_ragan) February 25, 2020
Kiko not playing, not a great loss
— Colin Gray (@colinjfgray) February 25, 2020
Meslier would be best option!
— Elbe (@CuriousCrowArt) February 25, 2020
Meslier time babyyyy https://t.co/V6gXzmvj8l
— Ashleigh (@ashlaurenn_) February 25, 2020
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) February 25, 2020
— Neil Browner (@neil_browner) February 25, 2020
Leeds fans, do you think tomorrow’s fixture is the perfect time for Meslier to make his debut? Join the discussion below!
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