By Will Butcher
Leeds fans are relieved on Twitter after learning that Ipswich Town ace Tom Lawrence will miss Saturday’s clash at Portman Road.
Lawrence, 23, has been in fantastic form for Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich this season, as he continues to provide the Tractor Boys’ creative spark on loan from Leicester City.
Having a hand in 16 goals this season, the versatile forward has scored 10 times against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Reading and Preston as well as providing six assists.
However, the Wales international picked up his tenth yellow card of the season on Tuesday night in the 1-1 draw against Brighton, which will see him miss Ipswich’s next two games.
Leeds fans have reacted with delight at the news on Twitter, as Garry Monk’s side look to make it four wins out of their last six Championship encounters.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
great news for Saturday this…
— Jonathan Fox (@foxy619) February 15, 2017
Blow for Ipswich if Lawrence will be missing for them. I reckon Pontus would have snapped him early doors anyway 😉 2/2 #lufc
— BelieverInBielsa💙💛 (@MultiJono88) February 14, 2017
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) February 14, 2017
One bit of good news for us..
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) February 14, 2017
Tom Lawrence been booked for Ipswich. Out for game vs Leeds thank God!! #lufc
— Dan Tatum💙💛 (@tats180) February 14, 2017
Tom Lawrence suspended for Saturday 😀 #lufc
— Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) February 14, 2017
Nice to hear Tom Lawrence is out of the game on Saturday with Ipswich, #suspended kids on fire!
— Steve Gray 💙💛 (@BigTastySteve) February 15, 2017
Lawrence has caught the eye for Ipswich this term, with Leeds reportedly interesting in taking him on loan for the second half of the season in January.
A win for Leeds against the Suffolk-based side could see them climb up to fourth in the Championship table if Reading fail to beat third placed Huddersfield on Saturday.
In other Leeds news, Eunan O’Kane has had this to say following Leeds’ 2-1 victory over Bristol City.