Always an interesting topic, wingers. Whether past or present and tonight you get to vote for your two wingers that have impressed you the most since relegation from the Premier League. We’ve had a few talented players in that position in recent years and the voting is set to be tight. The top two will make up the midfield and flank Jonny Howson and Fabian Delph who got your votes in the middle of the park.
Team so far
Kelly Radebe Jansson Taylor
? Howson Delph ?
A player I fully expect to make this team. Snodgrass arrived from Livingston in the Scottish first division for around £150k. One of the biggest bargains in recent history. Extremely talented and with a bit more pace he would be at one of the top teams in the Premier League. Was a one man team at times, quality on the ball and hard working. Was given the captaincy under Neil Warnock, gutted to see him go.
The little American winger who made an impact during his spell and Elland Road. Quick and lively in games and did have end product. Scored a crucial goal against Preston in the play-off semi final at 0-1 down, a tie we went on to win away from home, making Lewis’s goal even more important. Was a USA international and did well for the club.
Another who I expect to make the team. Gradel signed on loan when we were in our promotion campaign and really pushed us on when he arrived. Was sent off in the crucial game but got away with it and was huge in our first season back in the Championship, scoring goals for fun and causing mayhem for opposition before ;leaving to join French side St. Etienne, something nobody blamed him for.
Burst onto the scene in the Championship and looked quality in his early days, something that he would go on to look in the Premier League for Tottenham. Sold for pennies given his ability after making a huge impact during his time in the first team. Lightening quick and skilful but so raw at that age, well worth a thought in this team, has a very strong case. Recently moved on loan from Tottenham where he had spent many years in the first team for the London club.
El Hadji Diouf
Not everyone’s cup of tea at all. Diouf came when Leeds had no exciting players under Neil Warnock, a manager who had previously compared him to a rat. However despite arriving with a poor reputation in football he did have some good times at the football club. He made quite an impression and it’s hard to tell whether that was because we were so average or that he was just a very good player at this level. Either or he is in the poll, let’s see how he does.
Roofe arrived from Oxford United with a bubbling reputation in football and after a slow start he has come on to be a very important player this season. He is still extremely raw and has much to learn but he has come on leaps and bounds and more time under Garry Monk and at this level and he could really turn into a wonderful investment. Can play in numerous roles but for me he is best down the wing.
Been a tough season but he was crucial last season in everything that we did. Works extremely hard and one of the most honest players about. Does have talent but this season has fallen behind the likes of Kemar Roofe and Hadi Sacko who have pace in abundance. Dallas was the go to guy in a poor campaign after signing from Brentford but still held in high regard around Elland Road.