Vurnon Anita has started one league game for Leeds United since October.
Leeds United fans on Twitter have called on Paul Heckingbottom to start giving Vurnon Anita chances in central midfield.
Heckingbottom's first game in charge of Leeds resulted in a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United last weekend.
There, Eunan O'Kane was particularly slated by fans of the Elland Road for his performance and conceded the penalty that led to the Blades' 73rd-minute winner.
Bizarrely, Anita, who joined last summer after his release from Newcastle United, hasn't played a minute in central midfield for the Whites this season, despite spending most of his career in that role.
The Netherlands international has mainly played at left-back, having impressed on the opposite side of defence for the Magpies at times, but Laurens De Bock's arrival in January means that the diminutive talent is no longer an option there it seems.
And some United fans want to see Anita - who has started one Championship game since October - being used in a different way than how Heckingbottom's predecessor Thomas Christiansen deployed him.
Dont get why we haven’t give Anita a run in there— Daniel Smith (@Smitty_DanSmith) February 12, 2018
Anita might fit in there tbh. It's about our last hope due to O'Kane being a liability.— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) February 13, 2018
Anita at CDM is needed partner him with Vieira and Forshaw #lufc— Armo ☀️ #NH69 (@Jordan_Armo) February 12, 2018
It's crazy that Anita hasn't been considered he's been part of a side that won promotion plus he'll be one of the top earners.— Silky (@silkyjohn30) February 12, 2018
Wouldn't them 3 together be too defensive though. To me were missing a link between the mids and forwards.
Unpopular opinion.— Justin Hardy (@Hardyboy79) February 12, 2018
Let a few crosses in that ended up with goals now.
Anita worth a game or two just to get people thinking their places are under threat.#lufc
Like the idea of Anita sitting, that was his main position at Ajax for years.— Lambo (@LamzUser) February 13, 2018
Agree with his 100 percent. Anita deserves a run I think, you don’t see him lose the ball many times and forshaw is the same. Just get it forward to the creators— Ben Cawley (@BenLufcCawley) February 13, 2018