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Leeds fans react on Twitter to Mallik Wilks’s display against Whites

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Leeds fans react on Twitter to Mallik Wilks’s display against Whites

Plenty of Leeds United supporters have been debating on Twitter whether the Whites made the right decision selling Mallik Wilks to Barnsley in the summer after his performance in Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s 2-0 win at Oakwell on Sunday.

Wilks’s departure during the most recent window was a surprise to many of the Elland Road faithful. He had been superb during a loan spell with Doncaster Rovers last season, and some were clearly hoping that Bielsa would have another look at the youngster.

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However, the forward was given the green light to join Barnsley on a permanent basis following their promotion to the Championship.

And he had a golden chance to prove a point to his former employers this past weekend with Leeds travelling to Oakwell for their first game back following the international break.

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It was the Whites who secured the three points, but Wilks still appeared to make an impression. He did cause problems, and Kiko Casilla had to produce a couple of good saves to deny the 20-year-old.

As suggested by the Yorkshire Evening Post, there may have been events away from the pitch that may have influenced Leeds’s decision to sell Wilks. But that has not stopped some supporters wondering whether he could have made an impact had he stuck around.

Of course, Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah have been outstanding up front in the early stages of this season. And it would have been an incredibly difficult task for Wilks to get a chance out wide, but some believe that it was still a mistake to let him go after his performance against Leeds at the weekend.

Here is how some of the Whites supporters reacted to Wilks’s display…

 
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