Leeds United fans slam Scott Wootton selection, blame Massimo Cellino

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Leeds fans are certain that Sam Byram should have played today.

Leeds United's poor run of form continued today as they were defeated by the Championship's leaders Brighton and Hove Albion at Elland Road - yet another home defeat for the club.

The Whites are on a terrible run of form at the moment in home fixtures and now have beaten their club record for games at home without a win.

After the game there has been some fairly harsh, but fair, criticism from the typically outspoken Leeds faithful who are furious with the current run of form.

One area of contention from today's fixture revolved around the selection of Scott Wootton.

The former Manchester United defender is certainly not a fan favourite at Elland Road. With Charlie Taylor falling ill overnight Leeds switched Gaetano Berardi from right-back to left-back and brought in Wootton from the cold to play at right-back.

That caused disarray among Leeds fans who wanted Sam Byram brought in instead. He has been out of the side in recent weeks after a period of poor form playing on the right-wing.

He has also been the centre of a contract storm, which appears to have seen him fall foul of chairman Massimo Cellino and judging by many a comment on Twitter Leeds fans suspect his absence from the starting XI had more to do with the Italian than the German manager.

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