By Will Butcher
Swansea loanee Matt Grimes delivered an unimpressive display in Leeds’ EFL Cup second-round win on Tuesday – and fans are unconvinced that he is good enough.
Youngster Tyler Denton saved Leeds’ blushes by curling a superb shot into the top corner with the outside of his left foot for the game’s only goal, as manager Garry Monk made 11 changes for the 1-0 triumph over Luton.
England under-21 international Grimes failed to excite the Leeds fans, with former striker Noel Whelan describing the midfielder as the worst of Monk’s changes.
“Grimes is the one I’m least impressed with,” Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds in the immediate aftermath of the match. “Monk knows him, I’ve seen him a couple of times, I’m not sure what he’s bringing to the party.”
Fans echoed Whelan’s comments, with many believing that he fails to add anything to the Whites’ central midfield.
Here are a selection of the messages from Leeds fans on Twitter:
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) August 23, 2016
— LufcHutchy (@LufcHutchy) August 23, 2016
Matt Grimes. Send him back please #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) August 23, 2016
Grimes on loan ……. I just don't get it #Lufc
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) August 23, 2016
Matt Grimes taking lessons from Michael Brown #lufc
— Dan Waters (@LufcDaniel) August 23, 2016
Can we just say sorry about that and send Grimes back to swansea #lufc
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) August 23, 2016
Not a fan of Grimes at the minute. Roofe not had the best of starts either, but I think he'll come good with time #LUFC
— In Monk We Trust (@RussoLUFC) August 23, 2016
Was expecting so much more from Matt Grimes but he's been terrible! What does everyone else think?
— ChatLeedsUnited (@ChatLeedsUnited) August 23, 2016
— Daniel Hawkridge ™ (@DanielHawkridg1) August 23, 2016
Grimes spent the second half of this season on loan at Ewood Park with Blackburn Rovers, where he amassed 13 appearances and conjured up two assists.
The midfielder was signed by Monk in January 2015 for a fee of £1.8million from League Two side Exeter, after winning Player of the Year in his first season at St. James’ Park.
He has also appeared four times for Swansea, as well as captaining the England Under-20s side.
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