By Amir Mir
Kyle Bartley helped Leeds keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win against Wolves on Saturday afternoon, and fans on Twitter urged the club to sign the defender permanently.
The 25-year-old centre-back, who is on-loan from Premier League side Swansea, played the full 90 minutes at Molineux.
Striker Kemar Roofe netted his first goal for the club, when he converted Hadi Sacko’s cross midway through the second-half.
The goal helped Garry Monk’s side secure the three points, and the win takes them to tenth in the Championship, with 20 points – three off a play-off place.
Supporters once again lauded the performance of the stand-in captain, but are hoping that he signs a permanent contract with the club in January.
Fans praised the partnership Bartley has developed with fellow teammate Pontus Jansson, who is also on loan from Italian side Torino.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Feather Fists (@carlos061181) October 23, 2016
both Jansson and Bartley 25yr old. We need to get em signed long term. The best is yet to come from them.#LUFC
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) October 23, 2016
If MC comes up with funds in January, do you (a) sign Bartley, Jansson and Hernandez or (b) sign a striker to scare CS defenders? #lufc
— Prokyp (@Prokyp) October 23, 2016
Jansson AND Bartley are the ideal couple… Janbar or Barson … they work well as a pair #lufc
— Hellster ©™ (@hellster) October 22, 2016
Oh and Kyle Bartley played a couple of mental through balls today. #lufc
— Matt Foster (@_mattfoster) October 22, 2016
— Ash Ballance (@ashballance) October 22, 2016
Solid again from #LUFC. Jansson & Bartley superb as was Vieira. Starting to see more from Roofe too. 3 points and a clean sheet = a good day
— Mark Wilson (@MarkWilsonRadio) October 22, 2016
Bartley has played 14 Championship game for the Yorkshire outfit this term, helping them keep four clean sheets, and has scored two goals and provided one assist.
The Whites turn their attention to the EFL Cup on Tuesday night next, when fellow Championship rivals Norwich visit Elland Road.
Leeds then host Burton Albion next Saturday in the Championship and will be looking to push on for a spot in the play-off places.
In other Leeds team news, manager Garry Monk has revealed on Twitter what pushed his side to victory against Wolves.