By Peter Lynch

13th Oct, 2023 | 5:40pm

49ers Enterprises summer transfer decision justified as Leeds United ace Georginio Rutter clinches honour

Leeds United enjoyed a strong month of September, with the Whites winning twice, drawing twice and losing just once.

The positive results have helped them climb to fifth place in the Championship table, with Daniel Farke hoping that the loss to Southampton was merely a small blip.

It was a real squad effort from the Whites, but young attacker Georginio Rutter has been credited with the club’s Player of the Month award, as per the official Leeds website.

The attacker featured in all five of his club’s matches throughout the month, playing a total of 449 minutes, registering 197 touches, 58 passes, one goal and two assists.

Aside from his statistics, Rutter has formed a superb partnership with fellow forward Joel Piroe, with the summer signing also enjoying a fine September at the Elland Road club.

Rutter was, however, seemingly in danger of going in the opposite direction in the summer transfer window, with the 21-year-old constantly linked with an Elland Road exit.

But as per the Yorkshire Evening Post (8 September), 49ers Enterprises “did not consider Rutter any kind of salvage job because of his age and the short amount of time he had spent at the club prior to their takeover, so they did consider him well worth persevering with.”

Their perseverance has since been rewarded, with Rutter now really enjoying himself in white after those initial struggles.

Such struggles are undoubtedly understandable in hindsight, with the entire Leeds squad struggling in the Premier League last season, with their campaign ending in relegation.

In other Leeds United news, a team effort is helping the Whites in their Championship promotion push this season.