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Luke Ayling reflects on Leeds United's Wigan draw the morning after

Luke Ayling of Leeds United looks dejected at the end of the game

Leeds United drew 1-1 with Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United looks dejected at the end of the game

Leeds United defender Luke Ayling still cannot fathom how his side managed to throw away a one-goal lead against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night.

The Whites were on course for their fifth straight home victory after Chris Wood struck midway through the first half, but Latcis midfielder Shaun MacDonald - who played alongside Leeds boss Garry Monk at Swansea City - equalised a minute into second half stoppage time to rescue a point.

Leeds United's manager Garry Monk

A win would have put Leeds ninth in the Championship and only a point off the play-offs, yet they remain in 13th place ahead of Saturday's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And having slept on it overnight, Ayling is raring to go at Molineux it seems. The right-back posted on Twitter:

Monk's decision to substitute key trio Pablo Hernandez, Hadi Sacko and Wood has attracted criticism in the aftermath of Tuesday's result.

However, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Ayling's defensive teammate Kyle Bartley backed his manager, claiming the substitutions were necessary given the Whites were playing the second of three games in an eight-day period.

Leeds United's Kyle Bartley in action with QPR's Sebastien Polter

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