Fleetwood Town's David Ball and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action
Pundit Don Goodman has told Sky Sports' EFL Weekly Podcast that Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor will have problems endearing himself to his new club's fans this summer.
Leeds drew 1-1 away at Wigan Athletic on the final day of the Championship season, with Chris Wood's second half penalty cancelling out Ryan Tunnicliffe's opener.
Garry Monk's men didn't get the miraculous set of results they needed to qualify for the play-offs, and Monk was dealt a blow before the Wigan game even began.
Hours before kick off, left back Charlie Taylor refused to play in the game, and Leeds had little choice but to leave the defender out of the team in his final act as a Leeds United player.
The 23-year-old, who has come up through the ranks at Elland Road, has been Leeds' first-choice left back since Stephen Warnoc's 2015 move to Derby County, excelling over the last two years.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Leeds' Charlie Taylor
With his contract expiring this summer, many knew that Taylor was on his way out of the club, but the manner in which he has ended his time with the club has certainly left a sour taste.
West Brom have been touted as a possible destination for Taylor, but manager Tony Pulis today told Sky Sports that he wasn't willing to gamble on the valuation of the defender in a tribunal this summer.
Leeds-born pundit Don Goodman, speaking to Sky Sports' EFL Weekly Podcast, has suggested that Taylor will one day regret his decision, and believes that he will face a tough task at his new club as he looks to endear himself to fans having refused to play for Leeds.
"It's not right when a player refuses to play," said Goodman. "Okay, he'll be out of contract, I don't know what his reasons were, but he's under contract to Leeds United. When you get picked to play in the team, you should be obliged to play. It might be that Charlie Taylor has been getting terrible, terrible advice from his agent - he wouldn't be the first.”
“Charlie will reflect and think 'maybe I was a bit daft really, with that kind of attitude'. It's a poor attitude, it won't endear him to anybody, let alone his new club's fans - he's going to have to go out and prove himself big style, because it's that kind of stigma that you don't want as a player, that spoil brat kind of stigma," he added.
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