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Kalvin Phillips and Luke Ayling react as player confirms next club following Leeds exit

Kalvin Phillips, Luke Ayling and Harvey Elliott were amongst those to react to the news that Barry Douglas has found a new club following his departure from Leeds United this summer.

Douglas was amongst the players released after three years on the books at Elland Road.

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Unfortunately, it never quite proved to be the spell that the 31-year-old probably hoped for.

He initially struggled to recapture the form that saw him establish himself as one of the best full-backs in the Championship while at Wolves.

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And when he did start to get some momentum going, injury cruelly struck. However, the one upside came as he proved just what an incredible attitude he possesses.

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Few Leeds supporters will forget when he helped the Whites to a crucial victory over Millwall with essentially a broken leg.

He did play in his part as Leeds won promotion the following year. But it was little surprise that he was given the green light to leave on loan ahead of last season.

His time with Blackburn offered Douglas the chance to play regularly. But it seemed to make sense for all parties that he was released by Leeds when his contract expired this summer.

The fantastic news is Douglas has already found his next club. And the move sees the defender return to familiar surroundings.

‘Go and smash it mate’: Kalvin Phillips and Luke Ayling wish Barry Douglas well at next club

Douglas posted on Instagram after completing his switch to Lech Poznan.

And in response, a number of former teammates sent their congratulations. Both Mateusz Klich and Mateusz Bogusz sent good luck messages as Douglas returns to their home country.

Phillips, Ayling and Elliott – who was also on loan at Ewood Park last year – also wished Douglas well…

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