Leeds fans are furious their side didn’t do more to fix their goal drought during the January transfer window, and particularly for missing out on Aleksandar Mitrović.
For many Leeds fans, many of the problems at their club were summed up by a 14 second period in the second half of the 2-0 defeat to Fulham.
24 year-old Caleb Ekuban was put through on goal with the score at 1-0, only to fire directly into the keeper. Within 14 seconds, the hosts went down the other end and doubled their lead, with a fine counter-attacking move finished clinically by January signing Aleksandar Mitrović.
You’d be hard pushed to find a set of fans more infuriated by their club’s transfer strategy than Leeds, and Tuesday’s defeat showed exactly why.
Mitrović was available on loan in January, and has scored eight times in nine starts for Fulham. Leeds signed their own striker in January – 19 year-old Tyler Roberts, who is yet to play for the club due to a shin injury.
Leeds’ knack of signing young, unproven players like Roberts and Ekuban is hurting them massively, and fans are fuming with their January business.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Tonight perfectly summed up our lack of ambition, the fact Mitrovic who was evidently available for loan netted after Ekuban missed a sitter and then we bring on Lassoga and Grot? #lufc
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) April 3, 2018
When you need a striker, signings like Mitrovic get you promoted. There's no secret formula, buy quality and you do well, it's as agonisingly simple as that. #LUFC
— Steve Turner (@SteveLTurner) April 3, 2018
In January Fulham got Mitrovic on loan and turned their season around… we got Tyler Roberts who hasn’t played a game yet. ? #lufc
— Elliot Cawood (@Cawood18e) April 3, 2018
They signed Mitrovic, we signed Roberts. Case dismissed. https://t.co/wNLC9M3MID
— Andrew Waugh (@csameoldsameold) April 3, 2018
And we were told in the transfer window that there was no Centre Forwards available!! Now let me see, when did Fulham get Mitrovic on loan!!!! So much for Orta’s ability to “pick a player”!!
— Graham Bloor (@BloorGraham) April 4, 2018
But there wasn't any strikers available in January ? Afobe, Grabban, Mitrovic…
— Will Beedham (@beedy92) April 3, 2018