Uwe Rosler is a manager unafraid to experiment - but not everything he tries is successful.
He made the surprise decision to select defender Scott Wootton in central midfield for Leeds against Doncaster Rovers - and it went about as well as the time Kevin Keegan picked Gareth Southgate for England in midfield against Germany.
Leeds at least did not lose in normal time, but a penalty shootout defeat only seemed to prolong the pain of a dull game seemingly without any positives.
The former Manchester United trainee struggled, and was responsible for Doncaster's equaliser, giving away a penalty for a foul in the box after Lewis Cook had put the Whites 1-0 up.
Cook was later sent off, leaving Leeds outnumbered for the rest of the game, making a tough task even more difficult for Wootton.
Leeds decided to rest loanee Tom Adeyemi, and also felt Luke Murphy was not ready to start after a pre-season injury.
What was perhaps surprising was that Wootton was not substituted off, playing the entire 120 minutes, and he at least can fairly claim he was given an extended chance to show what he can do in the position.
As Leeds were held to a draw by the League One side, Wootton became a little of a scapegoat. He was not alone in putting in a poor display, Souleymane Doukara and Liam Cooper both struggled, but it became clear the experiment of playing him in midfield is not one fans are keen to see repeated.
Here is a look at how fans reacted via Twitter...
Want wootton to see red and smash the refs face in. Two birds, one stone #lufc— Säm Sïlvërmän (@Silverman1993) August 13, 2015
Just realised we made 3 subs and wootton is still on!!!!!!#Lufc— Sion Jones (@sionbach23) August 13, 2015
Loved Wootton wagging his finger at ref after he'd given away officially world's most obvious ever penalty in first half. #lufc— Andy McVeigh (@pantsdanny) August 13, 2015
I've always admired scott Wootton for his midfield prowess. #lufc— Danny Priestley (@DannyPriestley) August 13, 2015
Doncaster were roundly applauded for letting their opponents score last weekend but I notice Wootton has received no such kudos. #lufc— Tommy D (@tdski_LUFC) August 13, 2015
How can u say that you're taking the cup serious then play Scott Wootton at CDM? #LUFC— Nathan Mills (@NTMILLS) August 13, 2015