Leeds United fans react to Brentford starting line-up as Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford return to Marcelo Bielsa's matchday squad

Leeds United host Brentford at Elland Road for a Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon. Luke Ayling returns to the starting eleven after 11 weeks out, while Patrick Bamford is on the bench. Here's what fans had to say:

By Flora Snelson
Sunday, 5th December 2021, 1:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th December 2021, 1:26 pm

@Ash_LUFC_: What a side. Bamford and Ayling are back. People will realise how much we have missed Ayling down that right side. Hasn't been spoken about much this season.

@LUFC_1992_v2: 482 first team appearances on our bench today. That has to be the most for a LONG time!

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@JacquesLUFC: Lovely. 3+ and we’ve already had a great Christmas. Sets us up magnificently ahead of a frankly hilarious run of fixtures with full confidence and a (v nearly) full squad.

@Josh_T95: Dallas as a 10 and I won’t even question it for a second, what a guy.

@Whitfield_Jamie: Strongest bench has looked all season.

@Jordanniner: Loving this. Nice to actually have options on the bench again too.

Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts chat ahead of kick-off at Elland Road. Pic: Stu Forster

@Jimmy_L_UFC: Shame Gelhardt doesn't even get on the bench ! Bielsa's trust in Roberts is still amazing to see.

@JakeSha41009569: Can't complain, personally would have liked to see Bamford or Rodrigo up front but Roberts wasn't bad against Palace.

@ChattingLeeds: Good line up and good bench too, come on lads.

@RdvLaur: Playing Roberts to mark the opponent's CBs and create spaces for his other teammates who are actual footballers. Bielsa masterclass.

Luke Ayling in action against Burnley. Pic: George Wood

@HoodieOnVeshti: Bill is back! Paddy on the bench! This is gonna be exciting!

@GrumpyDad182: That midfield actually looks solid!

@MOTtweets1919: Goodness gracious me, we actually have some good substitutes that aren’t 12 years old.

@MLufc02: Overall very happy with this, midfield looks solid, great to see Ayling back in the line up and finally don’t have u’8s on our subs bench.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa oversees the Whites' Leicester City clash. Pic: Michael Regan

@BrettStorey73: Decent squad but hate when we play 3-3-1-3, we just don't play as well.

@MikeyLUFC1989: Very strong bench that.

@SammyPTweet: Come on, Leeds! So excited Ayling is back and Dallas is back in his best position. It's going to be such a great match.

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