The usually dependable Luke Ayling has endured a testing few weeks at right-back, with many of the goals Leeds have conceded in the last few matches coming down their right-hand-side
Thus, the 26-year-old may need to be taken out of the firing line and given a much-needed rest this weekend, but fortunately for Christiansen he can now call upon fellow defender Gaetano Berardi, who is available against Brentford following a recent two-match suspension.
The 29-year-old has mainly deputised at left-back this term, but given Ayling’s recent struggles for form, he could well get the nod at his favoured right-back position against the Bees.
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