'Stop the world', 'Unbelievable - Leeds fans rave over under fire figure's star display for u-23s
Leeds United fans have taken to social media to rave over the performance of striker Jay Roy Grot during his match winning performance in the under-23 clash against Huddersfield.
The 19-year-old striker, who was a summer signing from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen, has struggled during his first season at Elland Road, and has come under fire from some members of the club’s fan base for his sub-par performances for the senior side.
Having not appeared in any of the Whites’ last six league matches, with the likes of Pierre Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe chosen to lead the line, the youngster was given the chance to feature for the under-23 side on Monday night, leading the line against Huddersfield’s reserves, while the rest of the senior side jetted off to Spain for a warm weather training camp.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 22, 2018
He scored the only goal of the game to secure a 1-0 win for the home side, and fans took to Twitter to pay credit to his performance, with many suggesting a run in the second string side is what he needs to build confidence.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Stop the world I want to get off
— Shaun (@ShaunKnighton) January 22, 2018
Just what he needs
— jake stevens (@jake_stevens99) January 22, 2018
He’s actually playing well to be fair to the lad
— Dom R (@dommer14) January 22, 2018
It's unbelievable that man will be unstoppable now
— Darren (@Lufc_1) January 22, 2018
I so want this kid to succeed
— Tariq Jabbar (@TariqJabbar80) January 22, 2018
Should have been playing for the u23 before now. He will improve with more full game time which he won’t get in the first team.
— Smeddy lufc (@smeddy69) January 22, 2018
Should of had him in here when first signed to give him the confidence
— Callum macdonald (@Cal_lufc) January 22, 2018
Just what the big man needs ????
— Mackerslufc (@paul35lufc) January 22, 2018
Grot has a total of 15 appearances under his belt for the Whites’ senior side this season, three coming among the starting XI, as he looks to score his first goal for the club.
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