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Linked-away Robert Green explains absence against Port Vale on Twitter, Leeds fans respond

Robert Green saves from Ayoze Perez of Newcastle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park on April 14, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Leeds United beat Port Vale 4-1 on Wednesday evening.

Leeds United coasted to a 4-1 victory over League Two side Port Vale on Wednesday night, but veteran goalkeeper Robert Green was nowhere to be seen.

The Whites followed up Sunday's 3-2 away win over Bolton Wanderers with a convincing win over Port Vale, as summer signing Samu Saiz stole the headlines with a stunning hat-trick in his first competitive start.

Robert Green saves from Ayoze Perez of Newcastle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park on April 14, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...Robert Green saves from Ayoze Perez of Newcastle

Port Vale did notch an equaliser in the first half through ex-Leeds midfielder Michael Tonge before Saiz added two goals for his treble, and fellow summer addition Caleb Ekuban added a fourth late on before Gavin Gunning was sent off.

Leeds coasted through to the second round of the Carabao Cup with that win, but many fans had questions about goalkeeper Robert Green, given that he wasn't even on the bench for Wednesday's clash.

Summer signing Felix Wiedwald has supplanted Green as first-choice goalkeeper under Thomas Christiansen, but Green wasn't even on the bench against Port Vale as Bailey Peacock-Farrell served as Wiedwald's deputy.

Given that the Sunderland Echo reported last month that Sunderland - who have since signed Jason Steele and Robin Ruiter - were interested in signing Green, there have been doubts over the veteran's Elland Road future.

Chris Wood and Robert Green of Leeds United claps the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds,...

Earlier today, Green took to Twitter to try and play down talk that he missed the game because he's leaving, instead claiming that an injury kept him out of action and he will be fighting to get back in the side as soon as possible.

Leeds fans responded to Green by almost unanimously stating that they want Green to stay at Elland Road, with some even claiming that he should be first choice between the sticks ahead of new signing Wiedwald following an unconvincing display against Bolton last weekend.

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