Athletic Phil Hay said the left back has been a problem for Leeds United for the past month or so, which has led many white fans to ask Leif Davis for a chance.
Leeds have struggled since the start of the holiday season, winning only once since December 10th.
That race saw them lose their place at the top of the championship and meant that the gap between them and third place Brentford closed just six points.
Writing for The Athletic, Hay suggested that the left back was a problematic position during that time and that Leeds faces a family dilemma, with a number of options available but none that seem to “put the position to bed”.
One man who was not mentioned by Hay was Davis, an Academy product who has had some chances with the first team this season.
The 20-year-old has made three league appearances this season and has started twice in the Carabao Cup.
Davis, who joined Morecambe in 2018, has shown in his short appearances that he has athleticism to play the position, but the jury remains out on how he would manage week after week in the league.
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He appears to be a popular player among club fans, however, many of them turn to Twitter to ask him for a chance.
Read the reaction of white supporters here:
– boogie (@ bielsa1235) January 15, 2020
So far he has been unlucky with injuries when he is still in defensive form, he has been found to be desired for me Davis is the best LB we have raised and lowered he also has a real rhythm
– Kenny Brown (@ kennybrown1964) January 15, 2020
Davis has yet to disappoint LB because he won’t let him play
– john stubbins (@johnstubbins) January 15, 2020
I’d like to see Davis grow in this role. I’m not sure where Alioski would fit because it’s not an LB or an LW. Dallas is a great option for LB but has anyone forgotten that Berardi is an RB / LB?
– Jake Andrew Foster (@ JakeFoster1992) January 15, 2020
DAVIS VERY GOOD
– Oliver White (@ OliWhiteMOT93) January 15, 2020
Give Davis a chance. Others have repeatedly shown that they are average at best. It is a myth that Bielsa likes to play young players. He literally needs to have no other option. He is rather diverting Stuart Dallas to any position on the pitch rather than giving a young man a full game
– Jack Timms (@ jacktimms92) January 15, 2020
– Rupes (@RupertMGH) January 15, 2020
Why did Leif Davis disappear when he was older there?
– Dan O’Dell (@hideandseekrecs) January 15, 2020
leif davies. highly appreciated and fast
– Graham watson 💛💙 (@ GrahamW98733146) January 15, 2020