Leeds United fans have taken to social media to react to the sight of star attacker Samu Saiz returning to training after his injury blow.
The club posted a picture of the Spanish playmaker on their official Twitter account, confirming that he had stepped up his recovery after being sidelined with a hamstring injury before the current international break.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 28, 2018
The layoff had only caused him to miss one game, the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road, but there had been fears that the injury was worse than originally feared, and could keep him out for the foreseeable future.
However, manager Paul Heckingbottom confirmed on Wednesday that the 27-year-old was “running on 95 per cent”, and his claims were backed up by the club’s decision to post the training ground update, which will be a massive boost to the Whites’ hopes of turning their abysmal run of form around.
The Leeds fans were delighted on Twitter, with many wondering if he could be in line for the club’s clash with Bolton Wanderers on Friday.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Playoffs back on
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) March 28, 2018
— TheCheeseWedgeAssassin (@TCWA_LUFC) March 28, 2018
— Scholesylufc???? (@ScholesStuart) March 28, 2018
Come on son
— gary allen (@geezergaz) March 28, 2018
We are gonna win the league!!! ….
— Luke townend (@Luketownend2) March 28, 2018
Play offs it is then
— Jac???????? (@MagicHatJansson) March 28, 2018
There is a god
— Adam Weston (@textmaniac78) March 28, 2018
Come on Samu ????????
— Chelle Acott (@ChelleLUFC) March 28, 2018
Saiz has established himself as a crucial member of the first team squad since arriving from SD Huesca last summer, making 30 appearances across all competitions, chipping in with nine goals and seven assists.
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