Mallik Wilks expressed his disappointment after losing with Doncaster Rovers in the League One semi-final play-off on Friday night – and some Leeds United fans on Twitter responded by stating they can’t wait to see him back at Elland Road next season.
The 20-year-old is a product of the Whites academy and has spent the 2018/19 campaign out on loan with Doncaster in League One.
He’s a skilful attacker that has made a real impact at first-team level, scoring 16 goals and supplying 11 assists in 55 games across all competitions.
Doncaster were beaten by Charlton Athletic on penalties in the play-offs, with Leeds also losing their play-off semi-final this season against Derby County.
Wilks admitted he was “gutted” after losing and thanked Doncaster for his “unforgettable” year with them on his personal Twitter account.
Gutted about last night! But proud to be apart of it, so should everyone associated with @drfc_official! The lads left everything out on the pitch. Also would like to thank @drfc_official and the fans for the unforgettable chapter in my life and wish them all the best in future❤️ pic.twitter.com/v30MxP0GHX
— Mallik Wilks (@MallikWilks) May 18, 2019
Wilks proved himself to be a real attacking force in League One, with his pace and trickery a real handful for full-backs.
The left-footed winger will now return to Elland Road and it will be intriguing to see what the future holds for him.
Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton are two academy graduates to break into the Leeds senior team over the last year, which is perhaps why Wilks could follow suit and play a part in a fresh bid for promotion in the Championship next season.
Here are some Leeds fans replying to Wilks on Twitter:
— Stephen Taylor (@Smtlufc) May 18, 2019
Now for you to rest and big break through season for you at Leeds next season
— mark ant jepson (@mrleedsunited) May 18, 2019
Well done Mallik, brillant season developing and hopefully spent next season at Leeds helping us get promoted.
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) May 18, 2019
Hope you get a chance next season under Marcelo 🙏🏻 great season Mallik
— Martyn Burn 💙💛 (@MartynBurn) May 18, 2019
Massive well done Mallik, great season for you, developed as a player at Donny. Time to shine at Leeds now. 👍👍 MOT
— Benny 💙💛 (@BennyTaylsLUFC) May 18, 2019
gonna rip up the league under bielsa next season
— Jack (@_JackLUFC) May 18, 2019
What a class player. Going to tear Championship apart next year 💙💛
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) May 18, 2019