'Great news', 'Don't rush' - Leeds fans firmly divided over latest official statement
Leeds United fans have been left divided on social media after the club revealed that striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga had stepped up in his attempts to recover from an injury layoff.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 13, 2017
Manager Thomas Christiansen has seen something of an injury crisis among the attackers at the club in recent weeks, with current layoffs Lasogga, Jay Roy Grot, Stuart Dallas and Pablo Hernandez joined by Caleb Ekuban after he limped off against QPR on Saturday, and he is set for an extended period of medical attention.
As such, Lasogga’s return to action will come as a timely boost for the Danish manager, although not everyone was feeling so positive about seeing him take back in place in the first team set up.
The Leeds faithful were firmly divided on Twitter over the club’s statement, with many feeling he has not shown that he has what it takes to succeed at Elland Road, while others were positively delighted about his return.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets, starting with the positives:
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Great news, our best forward, can’t wait til he’s back
— Cj (@BazingaCJ) December 13, 2017
Best finisher we have, glad to see him back.
— souteastlower (@southeastlower) December 13, 2017
Great news, keep working hard big man and get back scoring some more goals ????????????????
— El Hadji Roofe (@dirtyleeds95) December 13, 2017
Great news, another goalscorer for the squad ????????
— Tom O'Hare (@tohare3) December 13, 2017
However, not everyone shared the enthusiasm:
Dont rush back.We have a good enough replacement in Roofe
— Paul Newland???????? (@PaulNewland12) December 13, 2017
Don't let him near the starting team
— J¤sh???? (@JTREEVESXCVIII) December 13, 2017
I would prefer him to stay off the pitch. No much more driving force from us when he isn't there slowing the play down
— Kerry Barber (@aldridge85) December 13, 2017
I'd rather have Cibicki up front than Lasogga definetely after his performance on Saturday.
— Swifty (@Chrislufc18) December 13, 2017
Since arriving at Elland Road, Lasogga has made 11 appearances for the club, scoring five goals and chipping in with a further four assists.
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