Leeds fans will hate the fact that Barry Douglas’ season is over. Now that they’ve had time to process the news, though, the Scottish fullback has already undergone a successful operation on his damaged knee ligaments and the Whites have been wishing him well in his recovery, and cannot wait to see him in the Premier League next season.
Op went well, thanks again for all the support and well wishes now time for recovery and start rehab pic.twitter.com/D6p8oNkiZD
— Barry Douglas (@barrydouglas03) 3 April 2019
Douglas played a key role for the Whites under Marcelo Bielsa earlier on this season and started their first 11 games in the Championship this season, chipping in with three assists. However, after that stretch of starts, two separate muscle injuries and the form of Ezgjan Alioski at left-back saw his game time start to dwindle before this latest spell on the sidelines.
Regardless of how his last few months at Elland Road have gone, the fans still believe that the 29-year-old Scottish defender has plenty to offer, and the £3 million that they parted with to bring him in from Wolves still looks like a snip. If all goes to plan in his absence, next season he could find himself returning to Molineux as a Leeds player, and he’ll be desperate to make it in the top flight.
You can read the Whites’ messages for Douglas here:
Hopefully the next time we see you will be in the @premierleague
— Nic (@niccarpy) 3 April 2019
Gett well Barry, c u in premier league:)
— Westeros (@Westeros82) April 3, 2019
Massive loss, get better soon. See you in the premier league next season.
— Gerard Coyle (@GerardCoyle) April 3, 2019
Enjoy the extra family time you rarely get as a footballer. Hopefully we will be in the Premier League when you get back on the pitch!
— Gav Parker (@gavinparker10) 3 April 2019
All the best Baz see you in the premier league hopefully!
— Dylan Mansfield (@DylanMansfield6) April 3, 2019
Get well Barry we need you ready for the new season in the Premier league
— Noel Manning (@noelmanning54) 3 April 2019
All the best Barry can't beleive the bad look we have had this season with injuries. Just think the next time you put your boots on it will be in the premier league (pray to god) ALAW #MOT
— BOBBA (@bobba75) April 3, 2019
The Whites can’t wait to have Douglas back and will hope that by the time he is back they’ll be a Premier League outfit once again.