Leeds United exited the EFL Cup in the second round courtesy of a 2-0 home defeat to Preston North End on Tuesday night.
Indeed, goals from Daniel Johnson and Brandon Barker secured victory for Preston, who had Ryan Ledson sent off in the 29th minute of the clash at Elland Road.
As expected, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa rung the changes from his Championship XI, and it was a disappointing night for the Whites.
That said, it would be fair to say that the Leeds fans were not too fussed with the result.
Many of the supporters have instead decided to look at the bigger picture, with their team currently sitting top of the Championship table on 13 points.
Leeds will take on second-placed Middlesbrough on Friday night in what is a huge match, and the club’s fans would rather that their side triumphed in that particular fixture.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Couldn’t really care less about the cup the the main thing is we get the 3 points on Friday
— willjackson (@Willjackson03) August 28, 2018
Heads up lads, all this means is one less thing we have to think of in the up coming season focus on promotion now! #ALAW
— rhys carr (@rhyscarr6) August 28, 2018
Never like to lose but less games could help our promotion chances
— Osama 👑 (@ozzieh10) August 28, 2018
Beat boro all is forgiven.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) August 28, 2018
Don’t like losing, but happy to be out….also might focus minds on additions still needed to squad
— AW (@AWwhite1) August 28, 2018
we made 9 changes, was never going to be a masterclass.. more than happy to be out of that cup, onto friday, huge game! get ourselves out in front before the international break #mot
— Tom Lawrence (@CL_908) August 28, 2018
Who cares about the cup.its the game on Friday that’s more important.concentrate on the league and beat Preston the proper way in the league in a few weeks.#mot
— Rockylufc (@Rockylufc) August 28, 2018
Could be a blessing in disguise… disappointing none the less. #LUFC
— Rhys Wyn (@RhysWyn19) August 28, 2018