By Will Butcher
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter after former defender Sol Bamba was named in Cardiff’s starting eleven to face Bristol City in the Championship on Friday night.
The Ivory Coast international is one of two new signings starting for Neil Warnock’s new side, along with former QPR winger Junior Hoilett.
Former Arsenal star Marouane Chamakh and ex-England international Kieran Richards have both been forced to settle for a place on Warnock’s bench.
Bamba has become reunited with Warnock at Cardiff weeks after he mutually agreed to terminate his Elland Road contract on September 1 despite being club captain with the Yorkshire giants.
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter in amusing fashion, with many apologising for Cardiff fans already.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) October 14, 2016
Just wait until Shaun Derry comes out of retirement to join them…
— Dafydd Pritchard (@DafPritchard) October 14, 2016
was hoping to resign Bamba on my Leeds save damn u Warnock!
— Noely Daniels (@noel33330) October 14, 2016
GIVE ME HOPE SOL BAMBA
— James Lambert (@TheLamberto) October 14, 2016
after a requestabet for Cardiff game please Abraham to score bc 6+ corners bamba& peltier to be carded
— Lee Waud (@lwaudy6) October 14, 2016
— ian (@igrattan) October 14, 2016
Be interesting to see how Bamba plays for Cardiff. I hope he does well, had to move on #lufc
— Keelan Belcher (@keelanlufc) October 14, 2016
Former Leicester and Palermo stopper Bamba will team up with Warnock as well as his assistant Ronnie Jepson, who has followed Warnock to the Cardiff City Stadium following time together at QPR and Crystal Palace as well as Leeds.
Bamba, who is lining up alongside captain Sean Morrison, signed for Cardiff after talks with Derby County and Bury fell through.
The commanding centre back made 56 appearances in all competitions for Leeds, scoring five goals.
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