Leeds United have confirmed that Luke Ayling will miss the rest of the season following an ankle injury and fans have taken to Twitter to provide their reactions to the blow.

The defender had to leave the match against Nottingham Forest on New Year’s Day following a challenge from Liam Bridcutt and the club have revealed it is more serious than first thought.

It was believed that Ayling would only miss a small amount of action, however, scans showed that the 26-year-old would require surgery, making him unavailable for Leeds.

The blow will be devastating to Thomas Christiansen’s side, with his team currently sitting sixth in the Championship as they look to get back to the Premier League.

Ayling has been vital to the Elland Road line-up in the past couple of seasons, and now the Whites will need to turn their attention to finding someone during the January transfer window, although the arrival of Laurens de Bock could allow for Gaetano Berardi to switch flanks.

The news has come at the same time as key man Samuel Saiz is set to start a six-game suspension following his red card during their shock defeat in last weekend’s FA Cup clash with Newport County at Rodney Parade.

Leeds fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the defender’s season-ending injury, with many of the same opinions.

The Elland Eoad faithful are devastated with the news that the player will no longer have an impact in their push for the Premier League, with some suggesting that it could also be the end of the club’s campaign.

Here are some of the Leeds supporters’ reactions from Twitter:

 

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  1. We will see how great a player Ayling is –

    Best right back in the championship talk of Berardi replacing him is nonesence

    so we sign a left back – If De Bock is anywhere near as good Ayling we still haven’t improved – we get a left back and lose or right back

    A few supporters were harsh on Ayling for a couple of indifferent performances he has been our most consistent performer over the past 12 months

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