Three underused Leeds players: Including Ronaldo Vieira and summer signing

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United have made a bright start to the new Championship season, but perhaps not every member of the squad will be entirely happy.

Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

With the Championship now 11 games old, it is starting to become clearer what each manager deems his strongest side to be, and which players are closer to the periphery of their plans at the moment.

With that in mind, here is a look at three Leeds players who Thomas Christiansen has relied upon less often this season who arguably deserve more opportunities...

Stuart Dallas of Leeds scores the winning penalty during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Stuart Dallas

Stuart Dallas has featured in all but one of Leeds' Championship games this season, but it could certainly be argued that he has still been underused by Christiansen, having started on just one occasion. Dallas rarely lets the Whites down and his defensive contribution would have probably been useful in a couple of games when Leeds have been under the cosh. He has also scored twice in the league.

Ronaldo Vieira of Leeds United closes down Ben Osborn of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January 25,...

Ronaldo Vieira

During the early weeks of the season, Eunan O'Kane and Kalvin Phillips formed a fantastic partnership in the middle of the park, so leaving either out would have been slated had it backfired. But Ronaldo Vieira was excellent last season and arguably has the potential to be the best midfielder in the side, so should surely come into Christiansen's thinking on a more regular basis. Leeds' most recent performances suggest that they could do with his combative mentality in the middle of the park.

Andy Lonergan

While it takes time to build an understanding between a goalkeeper and a defence - especially when you are clearly trying to change the mentality and pass the ball out from the back - Felix Wiedwald's spell between the sticks has been underwhelming. Andy Lonergan is an experienced Championship goalkeeper so perhaps there would be an argument to suggest that he deserves a run in the side after the international break.

Which Leeds players do you think have been underused so far?

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