Leeds United fans are pleased to hear Paul Heckinbottom’s suggestion that he will get tough on any players who step out of line.
Leeds have picked up four red cards in their last five matches, with the Whites now sat at rock bottom of the Championship’s fair play table.
Leeds have picked up more red cards than any other side in the second tier this season.
And Heckingbottom has suggested that Leeds’ indiscipline is a problem which he needs to solve.
“Discipline is a big problem,” he said to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“All for aggression but you have to have control. It will change. Sendings off through lack of control we've got to address. We've done things already.”
Heckingbottom’s comments are very different to Thomas Christiansen’s quotes on the matter.
Christiansen was often accused of being too soft on the team.
And he said, just a matter of weeks ago, to the YEP: “I’m responsible for the team so I will gladly take my responsibilities but it’s difficult to show them how not to take a red card. I cannot be in their minds in the moment that they go to the ground and we are talking about players with experience.”
Leeds fans are delighted to see a change of stance from their new manager, and expressed their pleasure upon hearing the comments on Twitter.
"It will change" is a very different statement to his predecessor. Felt it was on the players to act like professionals personally, but perhaps TC was a bit too nice and supportive?— The Scratching Shed (@TSSLUFC) February 8, 2018
TC said it wasn't a problem— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) February 8, 2018
He's going to be great for us. I can feel it. Finally a "proper" coach is in place.— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) February 8, 2018
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there. What we need right now is authority and strength of character. Someone to set them straight and not pussyfoot around the point. No more softness!— Matt James (@MattJLufc) February 8, 2018
Certainly feels like we have more of a leader.— Angelina Leeds Fan (@AngieLeedsFan) February 8, 2018
Consider “no more stupid cards” nailed on— Sam Jadhav (@samjadhav) February 8, 2018
Could do with stopping Jansson playing to the crowd.— Neil Smith (@neilsmith1626) February 8, 2018
I'm all for aggression in a team but headbutts, reckless tackles,elbowing etc is not aggression it's stupidity and selfish with total disregard for the team, the club and the supporters. The sooner players realise this is unacceptable the sooner they'll play as a team.— Reviebabe (@georgemlufc) February 8, 2018
Heckingbottom will take charge of Leeds for the first time this weekend, when his side take on Sheffield United.