Leeds United fans have offered a mixed reaction to Ian Poveda’s performance for the Under-23s on Friday night.
Poveda, 19, played the entire 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw against Wolves at Bootham Crescent in York, suggesting that he is set to miss out of Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squad when the first-team take on Reading on Saturday.
Since joining the Whites from Manchester City in January, Poveda has failed to play in the first-team.
He was on the bench twice after he arrived but Bielsa is now set to overlook the winger for a fourth Championship fixture in a row.
Poveda is now having to prove himself in the Under-23s before Bielsa calls on him to make his senior debut.
However, based on how fans reacted to his display against Wolves’ Under-23s, it could be a while before we see that happen.
While some were impressed with what they saw from Poveda, there were others who issues a scathing verdict of the attacker’s performance.
One even dubbed the youngster as being “bang average” at Bootham Crescent – although one tipped him to play in a similar role to what Samuel Saiz did when he was at Elland Road.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Anyone else think Poveda could possibly do a job in a Samu-style havoc causing role? He's got the skill for it. #LUFC
— ToddLunch (@LunchTodd) February 21, 2020
Doesn’t look like Poveda’s going to be in the squad tomorrow, but that kid’s impressive
— Jack Tugwell (@JackTugwell) February 21, 2020
Poveda bang average again tonight. I’m not entirely sure it was a “1st team” signing myself in the slightest. #lufc
— LufcSS (@LufcAlaw) February 21, 2020
Bogusz looks too good for this level. Poveda dribbling all the time, decision making needs work. #lufc
— Prokyp (@Prokyp) February 21, 2020
Poveda another waste of money
— Scott (@Scott25229100) February 21, 2020
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