Keith Andrew criticises Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen's decision to drop Felix Wiedwald

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald has been dropped recently.

BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25 Thomas Christiansenmanager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November...

Keith Andrews has told Sky Sports, during their coverage of Leeds United’s match against Barnsley, that Thomas Christiansen made a major error by dropping Felix Wiedwald.

Wiedwald was taken out of Leeds’ starting line-up for the Yorkshire side’s last seven Championship matches, with Andy Lonergan taking his place in net.

However, Wiedwald was brought back into Leeds’ team yesterday, and the German stopper impressed, as the Whites picked up a 2-0 victory at Oakwell.

Felix Wiedwald, goalkeeper of Bremen saves the ball during the penalty shoot-out after the pre-season final match between SV Werder Bremen and Valencia CF as part of the Audi Quattro Cup...

And Andrews said: “He left him out of the team too soon. I thought it was the wrong decision at the time. He needed an arm round the shoulder from the manager. Now he’s created uncertainty.”

Wiedwald was facing a barrage of criticism from Leeds fans at the point when he was taken out of the team, after making a very shaky start since his summer move to Elland Road.

The 27-year-old had been error prone in his first few appearances for the Whites, but results took a turn for the worse after he was dropped.

Leeds United's German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald collects the ball as Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy closes in during the English League Cup fourth round football match...

Leeds lost five of the seven games which Lonergan was selected for, which caused Christiansen’s side to slip down the league table.

Leeds were in fine form against Barnsley yesterday though, and the win has relieved some of the pressure which was building on Christiansen.

Leeds are now in eighth place in the Championship table, three points behind the play off places.

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