Michael Bridges reacts on Twitter to Leeds win over Notts Forest
By Alex Stevens
Michael Bridges has taken to Twitter to express his pride at Leeds in the wake of their 2-0 Championship win over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
The former Elland Road striker, who is fondly remembered by fans for one brilliant season from their Premier League heyday, was inspired on the other side of the world by the nature of the triumph that lifted Garry Monk’s side to third in the division.
Bridges, 38, claimed on his personal Twitter account that “it was the perfect time to wear the famous shirt” alongside images of him showing his ball skills outside a hotel in Thailand.
— Michael Bridges (@MickyBridges8) January 26, 2017
Second-half goals from Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara clinched a sixth win in eight league matches, and seventh in nine from all competitions, for Leeds as they maintained their promotion challenge.
Monk’s team leapfrogged Huddersfield and Reading to climb back to third in the Championship table and narrow the gap on leaders Brighton to nine points.
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Bridges spent five years at Leeds from 1999 to 2004, with four of them wrecked by a series of injuries that were a theme of his playing career.
But the former striker had one memorable season in 1999-2000 when he plundered 19 Premier League goals and helped his side finish third in the Premiership, qualify for the Champions League and reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.
He has continued to play professionally well into his late 30s, with his most recent club being Lambton Jaffas FC in the Australian semi-professional leagues.
In other Leeds news, there has been a finale in a major deal after a £7million bid was tabled.