Luke Ayling nominated for PFA Championship Player of the Month
10 Mar 2020 02:39 pm, by YorkshireSquare
If any player has personified the turn around in Leeds United’s results then it is Luke Ayling. He looked devastated, almost lost during his post-match interview after defeat to Nottingham Forest. The toll of having played well for the last few months without getting the results, the pressure of not having scored first in a game since December and the knowledge that you’ve just put in your worst performance as a team all season all shown bare on the right backs face. Roll on a couple of games and it was a different story, the ecstasy and passion on Ayling as he struck home the only goal after sixteen minutes against Bristol City was in stark contrast.
That goal and that victory started what has now been a run of five straight victories and five straight clean sheets. Ayling was not only the catalyst against Bristol but against Hull and Huddersfield too. Goals after five and three minutes in those games from Ayling ultimately lead to victories and Leeds United’s march back to the top of the Championship table. It is as though he is on a one-man mission to drag the team out of despair and into the Premiership. For his efforts in February Ayling has been nominated for the PFA Championship Player of the Month. Two goals and twenty tackles helped to contribute to four clean sheets, four victories and thirteen out of twenty four points for Leeds in the month.
You can place your vote for Ayling to win here.