After Wednesday’s performance I was convinced that Liam Bridcutt would make the squad for the visit of Preston North End tomorrow. However Thomas Christiansen has revealed he won’t be in the picture due to “tactical reasons”.
Bridcutt was surprisingly left out of the squad to face Bolton last Sunday despite having a decent pre-season. In my eyes the style of play that Leeds and Christiansen are now looking to play don’t suit Bridcutt, but Christiansen is adamant that last season skipper is still in the plans at Elland Road despite being left out of the squad, but in reality it is hard to see. While others are getting four-year-deals and fighting for spots Bridcutt isn’t making the squads, and no deal seems on the horizon.
On his day Liam Bridcutt is a very good player in various aspects. He is without doubt the leader in the side, can play football and can break even the most open of games up in the middle of the park. He didn’t play well at all last season, and injury not helping his cause but it seems he hasn’t really forced his way into the plans this season. With O’Kane, Phillips and Vieira all in the squad by the looks of it tomorrow and Klich not even making it it’s very hard to see him wanting to stay and watch from the stands.