Twitter reaction to debut of Leeds United’s new signings

Well, Leeds United fans got the first chance to see the Whites in action last night against Harrogate. Whilst some fans dreamed of a run-away victory against their local non-league neighbours, it wasn’t to be with a Steve Morison diving header early in the second half earning a 1-1 draw. However, head coach Uwe Rösler always said the result was never going to be pored over by the club’s coaches and that the chance to train in a match atmosphere was precedent in their eyes. Plus, Harrogate Town certainly weren’t FC Gherdëina who Leeds hammered 16-0 last preseason.

Still, some fans weren’t happy with certain players, namely Giuseppe Bellusci, and even with the overall performance in what was the team’s first outing of the season; well, first outing other than on the training pitch. However, what of the new signings? What of the performances put in by strikers Lee Erwin and big money buy Chris Wood? How did fans see these guys and the role they played in the 1-1 draw against Harrogate up in posh Yorkshire?

Lee Erwin

Erwin was signed from Scottish Premier League (SPL) side Motherwell after helping them to defeat former SPL ‘big team’ Rangers; in doing so, he helped Motherwell preserve their SPL status. Signing a three-year contract, with Leeds to pay yet-to-be agreed compensation to a purported £300,000, the highly-rated 21-year old had his first outing in Leeds colours against Harrogate in last night’s friendly.

Lee Erwin

Here’s what Twitter had to say about the young Scot’s first outing as a Leeds United player.

https://twitter.com/MattistutaG/status/619773902567407616

https://twitter.com/_daniellewh/status/619768275631763456

Chris Wood

Then there was the case of Chris Wood, a player who the Whites will undoubtedly be building their Championship 2015/16 season around; well you’d think so after spending a reported £2.75m on him. Anyway, Leeds’ big money, Premier League signing from Leicester City, got his first run out in the new Kappa-inspired Leeds shirt last night against National League North side Harrogate Town at their Wetherby Road ground.

Here’s what Twitter had to say about the New Zealand international’s first appearance as a Leeds United player.

Chris Wood

Graft is always seen as positive by the fans.

A bit of a cheek but still.

So, first appearance jitters out of the way and attention now turns to the next friendly against League Two York City on Wednesday 15 July at York’s Bootham Crescent stadium.

Pictures of Lee Erwin and Chris Wood courtesy of Leeds United Official Twitter page (@LUFC)

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