Jay-Roy Grot finally got his first goal for Leeds since his £1.5million move from NEC Nijmegen and fans are delighted for him.
It was one of the only bright lights from a drab afternoon at Elland Road that got worse in the dying seconds of the game when the visitors snatched all three points.
Grot didn’t start the game – manager Paul Heckingbottom let Caleb Ekuban lead the line again – but he was introduced in the 77th minute.
Grot replaced left-back Tom Pearce who made his senior debut for the side.
And he made an almost immediate impact, scoring what looked like the goal that would secure Leeds a point after falling behind in the 71st minute.
However, Leeds couldn’t hold onto the point and Atdhe Nuhiu scored at the death to bring more boos at Elland Road.
It’s been a tough time since Heckingbottom took over but fans are hoping that Grot can kick on and finally deliver what his price tag suggested he would be capable of.
Here are the best reactions from frustrated Leeds fans:
Well done Big @jayroy_grot. Shame about the result though. Roll on next season
— Shaun (@smglufc) March 17, 2018
Wednesday were awful. Ekuban was dreadful for us. Good to see grot get a goal. Roll on August…
— Len Hill 💙💛 (@lufclen) March 17, 2018
The rot is deep, but the Grot is no longer asleep…
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) March 17, 2018
— matty. (@m5rgate) March 17, 2018
Good that Grot scores. Rewarded for good form in u23’s. Low end behold he looks more confident. A symptom of not replacing Wood properly meant he was thrown in too raw.
— BowlesyM (@BowlesyM) March 17, 2018
— Nick Morley (@NikMorley) March 17, 2018
You know it’s a dreadful day when the only positive to come out of the game was that Jay Roy Grot scored his first for Leeds. Fair play to him.
— Tommy (@tommymcneice) March 17, 2018