Ayling sustained an injury towards the end of last season, which also forced him out of the team in the first few weeks of the ongoing campaign as well.


Kristensen joined in the summer and wasted little time in establishing himself as the first-choice right-back in Jesse Marsch’s team.



Ayling is back to full fitness and came on as a substitute in Leeds’ last two league games as he pushes to get into the starting eleven again.


Kristensen stressed that competition for places in the team is only going to further benefit the team and Leeds as a club.



The Dane is happy to compete for a place in the team with Ayling and it will only help the Whites.


Kristensen said on LUTV when asked about competition for a place in the team from Ayling: “Yes, sure and that’s how it is going to be.



“I think it’s beneficial for everybody.


“It is beneficial for the team and the club.


“That’s what the most important thing – the team and the club are performing and going up and that’s what we all want.


“I think it’s fair to say that competition in every position is important.”


Kristensen is still likely to start when Leeds visit Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.