Leeds fans heap praise on Halme debut

Fixture In Focus banner Richard Lee

Loads of Leeds fans have been reflecting on the weekend’s action before looking ahead to the clash with Reading, and they’re delighted with the debut of Aapo Halme.

Leeds’ remarkably bad luck with injuries continued over the international break, as Pontus Jansson, Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Jamal Blackman joined the ever-growing injury list.

The triple injury setback meant debuts for both Will Huffer and Halme on Saturday, and fans are pretty happy with the pair’s performance.

Halme in particular looked solid, as the giant 6 ft 5 in youngster started alongside Liam Cooper in the heart of defence.

The 20 year-old didn’t have too much to do if truth be told, but he looked calm and composed in possession and certainly has the physicality to be a top Championship defender.

His lack of pace looked to be perhaps his only weakness, though plenty of top defenders have atoned for a lack of pace with great positioning and awareness.

Victor Orta took loads of stick for signing Halme back in January, but the Twitter reactions down below show he might have been right all along…