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Ex-Leeds United man Norman Hunter praises Luke Ayling

Luke Ayling and Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United congratulate each other after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25,...

The Leeds United legend is a big fan of the right-back it seems.

Luke Ayling and Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United congratulate each other after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25,...

Norman Hunter has told LUTV that he is a fan of Leeds United right-back Luke Ayling.

The former Bristol City defender is into his second season at Leeds following a £750,000 move from Ashton Gate last summer.

Ayling, 26, has proven himself an absolute bargain by former Whites boss Garry Monk, with the ex-Arsenal youth managing 50 Championship starts since arriving.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United feels the cold during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

As far as consitency goes, new Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen doesn't have many better than Ayling - also capable of playing centre-back - and club legend Hunter is thrilled with the versatile figure.

He told LUTV, when asked if Leeds' defence has been excellent: "Yes, they certainly have. Ayling does his normal [thing].

"What a buy he's been, for what, £500k or something? He can play full back or come and play in the middle as an emergency."

Luke Ayling (L) of Leeds United escapes from Marlon Pack (R) of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on September 27,...

Leeds remain top of the Championship in spite of their 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday - their first loss from nine games in all competitions.

Aiden O'Brien's winner in the final quarter was also the first goal that Christiansen's side had conceded in over 600 minutes of league football.

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