By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter after coach Sean Rush indicated that young midfielder Alex Purver had been released by the club.
Purver, 21, has remained on loan with Leeds’ feeder club Guiseley this season who currently ply their trade in the Vanarama National League.
However, with his contract set to expire in less than two months, it appears that the midfielder has been released by Garry Monk’s side after failing to make a single competitive appearance.
Rush, who is head of physical performance at Elland Road, wished Purver “all the best” on his Twitter account and claimed “they don’t come much better” than the academy product.
— Sean Rush (@Smrush68Sean) May 8, 2017
Purver has made 26 appearances with fifth tier outfit Guiseley and a permanent move to the Yorkshire side could now be on the cards, if he has indeed been released by Leeds.
Fans reacted on Twitter to Rush’s tweet, with some questioning the decision to let him go while some stated that you must trust the likes of co-owner Andrea Radrizzani.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Vtrue,you got to trust AR with advice from Monk&Clotet et al & TA Coaches if he was good enough they would try their upmost to keep him
— Ben Taylor (@bennytaylor1984) May 8, 2017
thx, I thought the club rated him. Anyway good luck to the lad
— Ray (@leedsinyork) May 8, 2017
Has he left #lufc?
— Andrew Burke (@andrewMOT) May 8, 2017
Why we letting him go??? Another academy product let go. Hope he doesn't come back to haunt us!!!
— andrew walker (@andrewlufc17) May 8, 2017
Not letting him go are we? Had him tipped as 1 for next season, saw him pre season and thought he looked really good
— Shaun Meddings (@medds14) May 8, 2017
Aye, I think by the age of 21 they probably know whether he's going to make it at Leeds or not.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) May 8, 2017
— The Fallen Giants (@FallenGiants) May 9, 2017
Purver has failed to break into Monk’s side this season with the likes of Ronaldo Vieira, Liam Bridcutt, Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips all ahead of him in the pecking order.