Leeds fans left frustrated as they suffered a 2-1 loss against rivals Sheffield Wednesday but they have one positive to take from this young striker Jay-Roy Grot managed to get his name on the scoresheet for the first time.
Last summer Grot signed a 4-year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. Grot made his debut for Leeds in a 2–0 victory against Nottingham Forest. Grot made his first start for Leeds in Leeds League Cup tie against Premier League side Burnley in Leeds’ penalty shootout victory after a 2–2 draw.
In December, Grot was jeered by Leeds fans after coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win against Norwich City, with the head coach Thomas Christiansen defending the player who had still not scored for the club.
Leeds have struggled since the appointment of Paul Heckingbottom as their head coach, since his arrival Leeds have picked up six points from a possible 24 available. Likewise, Sheffield Wednesday have been on a bad run of form with the club only picking up one league win since the appointment of Jos Luhukay as manager, meaning this Yorkshire derby was up for grabs.
Jay-Roy Grot came on yesterday and appeared to have earned Leeds a share of the spoils with his first goal for the club late on but there was still time for Nuhiu to snatch Wednesday’s first win at Elland Road since 2007.
— lufcnews.co.uk (@lufcnews93) March 17, 2018
Nuhiu had earlier broken the deadlock after a goalless first half that underlined how far the two sides had fallen in the past year.
It’s understandable that Leeds fans are furious with the defeat but at least they can takes positives from Jay-Roy Grot’s impressive first goal for the club.
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) March 18, 2018
Jay-Roy Grot has been scoring for fun for reserves. Don’t know why he hasn’t been picked sooner. Hurry up and end the season. #LUFC
— Mark Hayward (@MarkHayward24) March 17, 2018
There isn't a single player in our playing squad I want to do well more than Jay-Roy Grot. I just like him. He was absolutely fucking buzzing to score today. #lufc
— Brandon Yates (@BrandonYatess) March 17, 2018