Leeds fans were left fuming by Paul Heckingbottom’s criticism of Tom Pearce

Paul Heckingbottom has angered the Leeds United support by appearing to single out Tom Pearce in his post-match comments after Saturday’s defeat away to Norwich City.

As relayed by Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, Heckingbottom commented on the fact it was a tough day for the 20-year-old with the Leeds boss suggesting pressure from Norwich was coming down his defensive side.

Fans are not on board with his comments however, feeling it’s unfair to criticise the rookie defender, who has only made four appearances for the Elland Road side, especially with other glaring issues in the Leeds first team.

The pressure is mounting on Heckingbottom, with form pretty dire since he arrived as manager. With just one win in their last six, that form isn’t improving in the closing stages of the season.

Are supporters judging his latest comments too harshly or is he out of order mentioning Pearce in a negative manner post-match?

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…