Leeds United have sold nearly 30,000 tickets for Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup clash against Stoke City at Elland Road – and Luke Ayling has applauded supporters on Twitter for their continued support of the club.
Leeds fans are renowned as one of the biggest fanbases in English football and despite the club being relegated back in 2004, the club have still benefitted from their supporters travelling to cheer on the side – even during a stint in League One.
The draw of Marcelo Bielsa twinned with the club starting the 2019-20 campaign in superb form has seen enthusiasm and optimism grow in equal measure – and YEP journalist Lee Sobot has confirmed that almost 30,000 tickets have been sold.
Last season, 19,617 watched Leeds beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 in the first round of the cup – as per BBC Sport – proving that fans are becoming more and more excited to watch their side play. Luke Ayling reacted on Twitter.
Legends the lot off ya ???? https://t.co/ovyTESateF
— Luke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) August 27, 2019
Leeds booked their place in the second round of this season’s competition with a 3-0 victory over League Two side Salford City, who are partly-owned by six members of Manchester United’s class of ’92 – including Gary Neville and David Beckham.
Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to Ayling’s reaction that the club have sold such a big number of tickets for a competition that is deemed less important than the league, and indeed the FA Cup.
We're all behind ya Luke lad ??
— ?Russ? (@russcausier) August 27, 2019
It’s for you boys your all playing top level football,you deserve us to be at are best
— danny (@dannyiow) August 27, 2019
Best support in the county by a mile.
— Jake Hadfield (@JAHadfield) August 27, 2019
Its incredible luke. I hope the lads can put in a good performance and get us through to the next round.
— Andy Jeffrey (@ap_jeffrey) August 27, 2019
Class as always Bill. All Leeds aren’t we!!! #MOT
— Pete Vickers (@petevickers) August 27, 2019
Simple fact Luke is that you and the boys are producing some of the best football seen here for 20 years.Long may it continue!
— Paul Bexon (@BeckoLeeds) August 27, 2019