By Will Butcher
Leeds fans were impressed on Twitter after Toumani Diagouraga scored in Leeds reserves’ 4-3 win against Bolton.
The 29-year-old began Leeds incredible comeback from 2-0 down by sliding home an effort from 10 yards to reduce the deficit, before Eoghan Stokes scored a brace as Leeds went on to secure a notable win.
Paris Saint-Germain youth player Diagouraga was in inspired form, as he tries to prove a point to first team manager Garry Monk.
Many fans believe both the 29-year-old and Luke Murphy have been unfairly treated by the Leeds manager.
Former Crewe man Murphy captained Jason Blunt’s side on Wednesday night, partnering Diagouraga in centre midfield. There was no place for recovering right-back Gaetano Berardi, though.
Fans reacted in positive fashion after hearing news of Diagouraga’s performance, with many believing that the midfield powerhouse should be given another chance.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Murphy was shocking, Diagouraga was motivating!! https://t.co/Py6wqDSmMV
— Speedy Reaney (@reaney_reaney) October 6, 2016
Liking what Monk is doing but unsure what Diagouraga has done wrong, he performed well last season. https://t.co/zekrpjyJK2
— kiwiwhite (@Neiljackson123) October 6, 2016
— Gary Baker (@gazolly1) October 5, 2016
@LUFC play him
— baerardi (@lufc_16) October 5, 2016
Diagouraga has scored for the Under 23s murphy playing really Well too. U turn by Monk on these want away pair. ???
— Leeds Utd Till I Die (@LUFCWhiteFlag) October 5, 2016
— Jamie (@LUFCjamie1919) October 5, 2016
— DonnyLeeds (@donnyleedsfan) October 5, 2016
The former Brentford midfielder, 29, has been frozen out by former Swansea boss Monk this season despite starting in Leeds’ opening day 3-0 defeat to QPR.
Nicknamed “Dave” by Leeds fans, Diagouraga has failed to make a single appearance since the defeat, falling down the pecking order to the likes of new signings Eunan O’Kane, Liam Bridcutt and youngsters Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira.
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