Leeds United supporters will still be heartbroken following their promotion ambitions cruelly curtailing on Wednesday evening. Derby’s 4-2 win at Elland Road gave them a 4-3 aggregate victory and consigned the Whites to another season in the second tier.
The Whites gave it everything during their second leg with the Rams. It just wasn’t enough though and it represents disappointment for everyone associated with the football club.
Leeds had a superb chance of automatic promotion and sat pretty in the top-two at the turn of the year. A poor run of disjointed performances, however, saw them settle for the play-offs and ultimately fail in their Premier League quest.
Various players have come out and spoken of their disappointment since the Rams ran riot in West Yorkshire. A lot of players have talked of a desire to bounce back and if the squad stays together they should challenge again next season.
Kemar Roofe has been a big miss for Leeds towards the back end of the season. A couple of niggling injuries meant some time out of the squad for the main talisman.
His 15 goals were a massive part of Leeds’ success this season and supporters will hope he returns for the next one.
The ex-Oxford man has taken to Twitter to offer his thoughts on the campaign, and ultimately the disappointment. We looked at the best reactions from Leeds fans in response to Roofe’s emotional post:
— Kemar Roofe (@roofe) May 16, 2019
Sign up & go again. You were badly missed last night, ER is a place you'll find impossible to forget mate.
— paul warrick💙💛 (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) May 16, 2019
Stick with us!!! Bielsa backed with a few decent additions, the U23 boys coming through ……. we ain’t far off!! #MOT
— Glynn (@GlynnTQ) May 16, 2019
So missed you last night 💔 Heartbreaking to see our team flat out on pitch upset at end, please get well soon 🙏 You're !eeds & you know you are, stay with us and see this through on our 100 year anniversary, enjoy closed season ❤⚽ #MOT xx
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) May 16, 2019
@roofe please stay…we had fun….let’s do it all again
— Dean Riley (@deanjriley) May 16, 2019
You was missed last night ….. thanks for the goals
— julie taylor 💙💛 (@cheekytaylor79) May 16, 2019
1st of 2 books this season Kemar – this season was The Book of Genesis – next season will be The Book of Revelation – you don’t truly know what joy is unless you experience the true depths of despair before #mot
— Roobster 💙💛 (@roobster123) May 16, 2019
Ine of the only players who fights week in week out. King👑
— Only liking tweets for a bit (@LukeMOT7) May 16, 2019
Hope you stay with us. There aren't many clubs that can generate the atmosphere that we get at Elland Road, whatever league we are in. Think about that if you are considering moving to a little club like Burnley! Money isn't everything.
— John Robinson (@jrob_jrob) May 16, 2019
Looking forward to see you back at ER in August!👍thank you for your efforts for our club.
— Laurent 💙💛waccotw (@FrenchieLUFC) May 17, 2019
Dont leave us @roofe Leeds love you x
— Tracey Ward (@traceywLS) May 17, 2019
Quality all season, hope your with us next season
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) May 16, 2019
Could do with you sticking around too. Well done this year, been superb.
— Mike (@yonyteboah) May 16, 2019