Barry Douglas has claimed he’s been working hard to get back to full fitness – and some Leeds United fans have responded on Twitter to predict a big season from him.
The 29-year-old had a mixed first campaign at Elland Road, which was cut short through injury in March and he had to watch on from the sidelines as his team eventually lost in the play-off semi-finals to Derby County.
He arrived from Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer with an immense reputation at Championship level, but the left-back fell a little short of expectations both offensively and defensively.
Douglas has explained that he’s been working hard to get back in time for pre-season and is gearing up for the new campaign.
“I’ve been working hard and haven’t had much time off, but hopefully it is going to stand me in good stead for the upcoming season,” Douglas said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I missed most of pre-season last year due to signing quite late, but from the stories the lads have told me, I’m expecting it to be really intense.”
A selection of Leeds fans on social media have shown their support for Douglas and believe he will come good next year for them.
The Scottish full-back was superb during the 2017/18 campaign when Wolves were promoted from the Championship, scoring five goals and supplying 15 assists across all competitions.
He’s yet to register a goal for Leeds and has five assists under his belt, so there is certainly room to improve in that aspect.
Douglas also found his season halted several times with injuries and it will be interesting to see how he can perform if he’s allowed to build some momentum in Marcelo Bielsa’s XI.
Here are some Whites fans responding to comments from Douglas:
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) June 25, 2019
Going to be a top player this season!
— Jake Edwards (@JakeEdwardss94) June 25, 2019
get that wand working lad
— Scottyp78 (@Scottyp782) June 25, 2019
Hope we see the Barry Douglas at wolves next season injury free👍
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket 💙💛💙💛 (@delwright21) June 25, 2019
Barry Douglas we missed him last few games imo
— Pete’s Leeds😎 🍻🇬💙💛 (@BadgeSmiley) June 25, 2019
15+ assists inbound
— Dan Paton (@DanPaton5) June 25, 2019
Gunna be a big player for us this season @barrydouglas03
— Ash💙💛 (@Ashleyw86133760) June 25, 2019
Be great to see him back and raring to go.
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) June 25, 2019
full pre season behind him and hes going to basically be like a new signing,show us all what that wand is actually capable off barry
— chris wilson (@willowlufc) June 25, 2019