Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Christiansen Welcomes Selection Headache

LUFC Christiansen Welcomes Selection Headache

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen says the performance against Port Vale on Wednesday evening will give him a selection headache this weekend.

Christiansen made nine changes to the side that beat Bolton Wanderers on Sunday and his new look side cruised past Port Vale in the Carabao Cup as Samuel Saiz stole the show with a debut hat-trick in a 4-1 win against the League Two side.

Leeds return to Championship action this weekend against Preston North End and Christiansen admits he has been put in a difficult situation after the performance against Port Vale.

"There were several [debutants] and I'm very happy for them,' Christiansen told Sky Sports.

'It's important that they still keep giving me headaches when I have to name the [starting] XI and the squad for the games.

'It's a difficult situation for me to leave players out, but this is my responsibility, I have to take that as it comes.

'I will make mistakes, leaving some players out and bringing some others in, but...all my decisions will be focused on the team, not a personal decision or ego, it's always looking for the best for the team.'

As well as thoughs that have played in the first two games, Christiansen will also be able to welcome back defender Pontus Jansson (pictured) for the clash against Preston.

The Swedish international has now completed his three-match suspension that was carried over from last season for receiving 15 yellow cards in his first season at Elland Road.

Two players not expected to be available for the weekend are Gaetano Berardi and Matthew Pennington, who were both forced off through injury in the win at Bolton at the weekend.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday August 10 2017
Time: 8:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Leeds United v Bristol City Line-Ups

Teams for the game today

LUFC Lasogga - We Have To Start Winning

Pierre-Michel Lasogga knows Leeds must win

Lonergan - Keeper Is Getting Better With Every Game

Andy Lonergan feels Felix Wiedwald deserves his place in the side.

LUFC Leeds United v Bristol City Match Officials

Referee for the clash between Leeds United and Bristol City

Leeds United Archived Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the match v Bristol City?
Suggested By:
Pennington 0%
De Bock 0%
Forshaw 11%
Hernandez 44%
Lasogga 33%
Ekuban 0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

2.Tiny T84
8.King Billy19
The Vital Football Members League