Leeds United fans were professing their love for a first-team player after he was spotted sitting in the away end during their FA Youth Cup tie against Manchester United.
Jamie Shackleton was seen sitting among supporters in a video clip, which also showed the 20-year-old starting off chants (via LUFC Lewis). The support of the player and the Yorkshire faithful proved to be in vain as the Whites lost 1-0 thanks to a 60th-minute goal from the Red Devils.
One fan gave his thoughts on the Englishman.
— Alexander Marsh (@Alexander1Marsh) February 5, 2020
The midfielder has been in-and-out of the squad this season with various injury problems hampering his progress. He was initially out for a spell after suffering a quad issue in the 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion back in October (via Yorkshire Evening Post). However, upon his return, he suffered a fresh muscular injury and was out until his return to the bench for the game against Sheffield Wednesday.
Fans were left showing their love for the youngster after he was seen in the crowd as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
That’s my boy 💙💛👌🏻
— Louise Shackleton (@shacklou) February 5, 2020
He’s one of our own
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) February 5, 2020
Love this lad, dying to see more of him in senior side!
— WePlayAllTheWay (@RyanLUFC91) February 5, 2020
— Chris Gray (@CWG1201) February 5, 2020
He’s Leeds and he knows he is.
— FrankieLUFC (@LufcFrankie) February 5, 2020
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