Leeds fans destroy reported £20,000-a-week top earner after his display against Brentford
By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans destroyed Modou Barrow on Twitter after his anonymous full debut for the club in their 2-0 Championship defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night.
Garry Monk handed the on-loan Swansea player his first start since joining on deadline day in the January window.
But Barrow, 24, made little impact and was substituted after 66 minutes and replaced by fellow attacking midfielder Kemar Roofe.
The Ghanian has made just five appearances in total for Leeds, four of which have come as a second-half substitute.
Supporters made it clear they were unimpressed with the display of the club’s reported top earner against mid-table Brentford as the team succumbed a second consecutive league loss.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Tommy D (@tommy_lufc) April 4, 2017
One point about tonight, Barrow and Dallas starting? Not for me. Roofe has to start! #lufc
— LeeWeir92 (@LeeWeir92) April 4, 2017
Barrow was ghosted the whole game. Not sure what GM was thinking there. Pablo and Philips absent. Can’t win without a midfield! #lufc
— Nile Amos (@nileamos) April 4, 2017
Love Garry, but he needs to change it! Change formation maybe. Dallas & Barrow should never start again!! Taylor and Pedraza out wide #lufc
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) April 4, 2017
So many Questions need answering for me, Why does Monk persist on picking Hernandez Why did We sign Barrow Why doesn’t Roofe Start. #lufc
— Samuel (@Muzza8787) April 4, 2017
Barrow not good enough, Hernandez laboured at side of Roofe’s work rate. Not expansive enough in midfield. Bad day at the office #lufc
— Ben Dobson (@bendobson21) April 4, 2017
And there endeth The Barrow Experiment #lufc
— MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) April 4, 2017
This places the winger ahead of the likes of Championship 24-goal top scorer Chris Wood, four-times Spain international Pablo Hernandez and defensive kingpins Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley.
Leeds are picking up the tab for Barrow in the second half of the season, which he is spending on loan after joining from Premier League club Swansea.
Despite the setback at Griffin Park, Garry Monk’s side remain on course for a place in the end-of-season play-offs.
They are fifth in the Championship table, five points ahead of Fulham in seventh.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have sealed an out-of-window midfielder transfer.