Thomas Christiansen isn’t part of a huge number of Leeds United related people who are currently wanting to see German goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald axed from the first-team. Many want Andy Lonergan to start against Reading but Christiansen has hinted there will be no change.
Wiedwald was having a very sheltered season before the Cardiff City game and he could do nothing on the day as we were beaten by problems beyond his control. In the previous game he had made a mess of a cross-shot from the Ipswich Town winger and it cost us a goal, his first real mistake of the season. At Sheffield Wednesday he didn’t do anything as blatant but there was certainly the feeling he wasn’t coning and helping his defenders out, defenders who were terrible and not taking any responsibility. It was a case of nobody wanting to take charge of a deteriorating situation.
Personally I think Wiedwald was poor at Wednesday but I am not going to say he was the worst on the day. The defence and midfield were shocking and between our two wingers they made around 10 completed passes during the game. Wiedwald was left helplessly exposed but he really didn’t help himself and criticism came his way, and hasn’t really gone away since that Sunday. Christiansen says he trusts all of his goalkeepers and Wiedwald has been in the position before, the words kind of hinted that he would stick with the German keeper on Saturday at Elland Road, time will tell.