By Wayne Veysey

4th Oct, 2016 | 9:34am

Fans on Twitter astonished at treatment of on-loan Leeds midfielder

Alex Stevens

Leeds and Charlton fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at Jordan Botaka’s loan spell at the London club.

The DR Congo international, 23, is on a season-long loan with the Addicks from Leeds after dropping down a division in the search for regular football.

But Botaka’s spell at Charlton is not going according to plan and he has failed to make a single start for Russell Slade’s team all season.

After news of his continued benching was confirmed at the weekend for Charlton’s 1-0 home defeat to Rochdale, fans took to Twitter to lament Slade and express their astonishment that Botaka could not get a look-in.

Here is a selection of their messages on the social media site:

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Botaka did get onto the pitch for the final nine minutes of the fixture, but there was too little time for him to make an impact.

The winger, who joined Leeds on a two-year contract from Dutch club Excelsior in the summer of 2015, spent last season on the fringes at Elland Road.

He was expected to be a regular in League One but all of his five appearances for the 18th-placed team have come as a substitute.

Meanwhile, Leeds beat Barnsley 2-1 on Saturday to climb into the top half of the Championship for the first time this season.

Monk’s side are 11th in the table after securing their fifth win from six matches in all competitions, and their fourth in five league encounters.

In other Leeds team news, this is what Sky pundit Ian Holloway predicted ahead of the team’s clash against Barnsley.