Archie Gray, a Leeds United midfielder, put in another impressive performance for the Whites after being picked at right-back by Daniel Farke.
In the build-up to the weekend’s match against Bristol City, much was made of how Daniel Farke gets the most out of £10.5 million addition Joel Piroe this season, with Farke devoting 13 minutes of his press conference to his reasoning.
However, an intriguing aspect was how he organized his back four, with his full-back spots lacking depth, which has been a regular issue for Leeds managers in recent years.
With Luke Ayling withdrawn following the clean sheet against QPR, and Sam Byram set to preserve his spot on the left side of defense, the squad sheet released at 2pm had no apparent choice to play at right-back.
As the game began, it became evident that Archie Gray was the guy slotting in at right-back, a position he’s not completely unfamiliar with, having played there in England youth fixtures during the summer and having dropped into that position from central midfield most weeks this season.
Bristol City attempted to target Leeds’ right channel early on, but were thwarted almost every time by Gray, who held his own and proved he’s ready for whatever the Championship throws at him.