Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to slaughter Matthew Pennington for his performance in the 2-1 win against Barnsley at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.
Pennington, 23, arrived at Leeds on loan from Everton in the summer but has done very little to get on the right side of a bunch of fans who have been disgusted by the side’s form over the last four months.
Paul Heckingbottom decided to start Pennington outside of his natural central position at right-back amid a crisis among his defensive options, but that decision massively backfired as the Leeds rearguard looked completely disjointed against the Yorkshire rivals.
The Whites faithful were livid with the performance of Pennington and it seems that they cannot wait until his loan deal at Elland Road expires at the end of the season.
One angry Leeds fan claimed that the defender was “absolute garbage” against the Tykes.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Pennington at RB the epitome of why, Heckingbottom, should not be the manager #lufc
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) April 21, 2018
Pennington is a lost cause as far as I'm concerned, but I genuinely don't understand what has happened to Pontus Jansson. #LUFC
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) April 21, 2018
Our right side is so weak. Pennington is like bambi on ice whenever he has the ball and Alioski can't play football #lufc
— Aido Canavan (@AidanCanavan) April 21, 2018
pennington is dross
— Clarke one nil (@one_clarke) April 21, 2018
Barnsley have picked out our weak link here….Pennington
— Adam Webster (@adswebbo) April 21, 2018
Pennington is the worst footballer i’ve ever seen
— Danny Robinson (@danny_robinson2) April 21, 2018
Pennington was signed by Leeds as their back-up centre-back in the summer but has been played way more than many would have expected due to numerous injury and suspension issues.
He has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the Whites this term and looks set to go back to Everton in the summer having failed to impress in West Yorkshire.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have agreed a two-year deal with this forward.