Leeds United face near-neighbours Guiseley in a very local derby tonight at Nethermoor. It is a game that will have fans readying themselves for a second consecutive day after yeasterday’s 5-0 win against York City.
That game saw the Whites rampant against the Minstermen, going in at the break 4-0 to the good and with Pablo Hernandez having York City’s players on a string and dancing to his tune. It also was a game that saw Jack Harrison in sparkling form, the Manchester City youngster netting twice and adding an assist.
It was a composed display from a very good line-up, one that wouldn’t disgrace the Sky Bet Championship itself. In fact, of the starting XI, only youngster Alfie McCalmont had never pulled on the first-team shirt before. Yet, despite playing their undoubted parts, there is only ONE player that Whites fans are desperate to see in action…and it isn’t Helder Costa.
After a no-show at the Centenary kit unveil, after not featuring against York City in what was a strong side, some Leeds United fans were thrown into more than a bit of a tizz. Suddenly there were rumours of doom circulating across the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
With Aston Villa already having had a bid turned down, the epicentre of this doom was centred firmly on them. This started with the kit unveil, before intensifying when the squad for the York City game was announced. Essentially, it left Leeds fans fearing the worst. It was definitely not a case of absence making the heart grow fonder.
However, Leeds United fans can breathe a deep sigh of relief:
Kalvin Phillips starts for the Whites tonight, as do new signings Ben White and Helder Costa. However, there’s just one name Whites fans wanted to see on tonight’s teamsheet – that of Kalvin Phillips.