By Will Butcher
Leeds midfielder Matt Grimes has retweeted a Tweet from Southampton star Nathan Redmond suggesting that you must first “struggle” to reap the rewards.
The on-loan Swansea star has failed to make an impact following his loan move to Leeds, and made just his fifth appearance in all competitions on Saturday as he came off the bench to play the last 10 minutes of Leeds 1-0 loss to Derby.
Redmond, currently enjoying life with Southampton after a £13million switch from Norwich this summer, posted an inspirational message on his personal Twitter account as he finally begins to realise his potential.
Redmond scored the second goal for Southampton in his side’s 3-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday, netting his second for the club since his summer move.
Grimes, who has played alongside Redmond for England’s Under-21’s side, retweeted Redmond’s tweet as he continues to struggle on the sidelines at Elland Road.
The Swansea star joined Leeds this summer on a season-long loan after impressing at Championship rivals Blackburn last term. Monk decided to chance his arm on Grimes, after spending time with him at Swansea.
Originally seen as Pablo Hernandez’s back up in the attacking midfield role, Grimes has been overlooked for Alex Mowatt and has made just two starts all season with one of those coming in the EFL Cup against Luton Town.
With an injury to Stuart Dallas and Leeds set to play their second game within four days, Grimes could be given a chance in Monk’s side against Wigan on Tuesday night.