Leeds United fans have lost their minds with excitement on Twitter after it was confirmed on Wednesday that an agreement has been reached for Tyler Denton to return from his loan spell at Port Vale.
Denton, 22, had been in and out of the first-team at Vale Park before it was announced on Leeds’ official Twitter account that he had been recalled him his loan duties in League Two due to family reasons.
???? | #LUFC can confirm that Tyler Denton has returned from his loan spell at Port Vale due to family reasons
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 3, 2018
The Elland Road faithful are excited by the news, because Thomas Christiansen’s side has been severely lacking a natural left-back this season, forcing Vurnon Anita and Gaetano Berardi to play the bulk of their game time there.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was the only natural left-back available before Denton’s return to Yorkshire, but the Manchester United loanee has been well out of the picture after failing to impress in his chances in the first-team.
However now that Denton is back, Leeds fans are hopeful that Christiansen will start to play a natural left-back in the correct position from now on.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Maybe the best solution as we have Berardi
— waccoe (@WACCOE) January 3, 2018
Let’s get this lad in the first team
— jake stevens (@jake_stevens99) January 3, 2018
Left back left back left back
— Ollie Flack (@FlackOllie) January 3, 2018
LEFT BACK OMG
— Luca (@ManLikeWilks) January 3, 2018
A LEFT BACK OMG
— Jack (@lufc_) January 3, 2018
Good player. Give him game time. Positive future.
— Tom (@VintageSaiz) January 3, 2018
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) January 3, 2018
Denton back and that’s our LB problem solved #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) January 3, 2018
Denton made 21 appearances across all competitions for Port Vale in the first half of the season, and although some fans want it to happen, the defender will be unable to play against Newport County in the FA Cup this weekend due to being cup-tied.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are in the hunt to re-sign this Garry Monk outcast.