‘Final nail in the coffin’, ‘Relegation’ – Leeds fans fume at official club update
A number of Leeds United supporters have been reacting to an injury update involving midfielder Tyler Adams.
The Lowdown: Hamstring injury
The Whites are gearing up for a crucial Premier League trip to Wolves this weekend but will be without Adams for just the third time during the current campaign.
The club officially confirmed on Wednesday that the USA midfielder has suffered a hamstring injury in training and will miss the match at Molineux and also won’t be available to represent his country during the international break.
Adams has been a regular since joining from RB Leipzig in the summer, making 26 appearances in all competitions, 24 of which have come in the Premier League.
The Latest: Fans fume
Leeds shared the news regarding Adams on their official Twitter page on Wednesday afternoon, and, as to be expected, a number of supporters were quick to react. These fans weren’t happy, with some even suggesting relegation could be on the cards as a result.
“That’s the final nail in the coffin that” – @Niall_LUFC
“Happy relegation season” – @bethgabriel_
“We are doomed aren’t we” – @ROI_LUFC
“That seals it then. Hello again Stoke away” – @FelixLUFC
“That’s us totally done now” – @lufc75kb
“relegation whites” – @georgeedgee
“Just end the season now” – @DannyAdams22
“Tyler Adams out is a big blow. We don’t need that and it would be a worry it’s going to be longer than simply the Wolves and USMNT games.” – @billywigwam13
“At this point I’m just numb to it all. We all know what’s coming at the end of the season.” – @L33dsLondoner
“Let’s be honest here we aren’t losing any creativity but defensively this leaves massive whole in an already leaky defensive setup” – @richnutting
The Verdict: Big miss
Adams has made a big impact since arriving at Elland Road, helping fill the void left by Kalvin Phillips following his move to Manchester City.
As per WhoScored, the 24-year-old ranks in the top five performers for Leeds this season, with a match average rating of 6.73/10. He has averaged an impressive 3.7 tackles per game while also ranking highly in the squad when it comes to interceptions and key passes made per 90. No player has averaged more passes per game than Adams either, so Javi Gracia may find it difficult to replace the midfielder this weekend, with the obvious solution being Marc Roca and Weston McKennie in a two-man midfield.
Adam Forshaw hasn’t been seen in a squad since New Year’s Eve either, so youngster Darko Gyabi could be the defensive midfield option from the bench this weekend.