Joe Gelhardt is getting nearer to his first-team debut for Leeds United but he’s still been restricted to showing what he can do on the pitch for the Under-23s.
The attacker was at it again today after being named on the bench for the Premier League game against Arsenal on Sunday.
Gelhardt impressed the fans at Thorp Arch, with a physical and bruising display that should have seen him get at least one penalty in the first half.
Gelhardt wasn’t the only one turning heads.
Crysencio Summerville was brilliant down the wing again, while Liam McCarron and Stuart McKinstry supplied the goals (it’s 3-0 with not long left to play).
The two McKinstry goals came from Reading not being able to deal with the physical presence of Gelhardt, though.
One fan said, “Gelhardt going for the human bowling ball approach with the Reading backline and I am here for it. He’s either beating them with the ball or taking one of them out, within the rules of course.”
Another fan tweeted he was “class”, before tweeting “x2” and then saying, “No point doing this tbh as I’ll definitely be on 50 by full time.”
Gelhardt didn’t get his goal today and was taken off on the 60-minute mark but we’re expecting to see him involved again on Friday when Leeds take on Wolves in the Premier League.
In the meantime, here are the rest of the best of the reactions to Gelhardt’s latest display for the Leeds Under-23s…
Gelhardt going for the human bowling ball approach with the Reading backline and I am here for it. He's either beating them with the ball or taking one of them out, within the rules of course. 0-0 41 mins #lufc
— The Modern Game (@The_ModernGame) February 15, 2021
— LUFC Academy Central (@LUFCacademynews) February 15, 2021
Has the bit between his teeth and looks very good. Can't wait to see him in the first team.
— RPL (@royllew93) February 15, 2021
@LUFC Watching the 23's & Gelhardt is absolutely relentless in pressing their back line!
— BRΔDLEY (@nixonbradley) February 15, 2021
Should’ve had like 4 pens already
— LufcCalum (@LufcCalum) February 15, 2021
Baffled as to how the ref hasn't given a penalty there! Gelhardt's dribbling and ball control is far too good for most at this level #lufc
— Kris Hilliam (@FootyAnalyKris) February 15, 2021
— LUFCliam (@LUFCliam_) February 15, 2021
Gelhardt class, also think McCarron and McKinstry looked excellent even before the goals. Summerville an assist machine.
— Cookie 💛💙🏆 (@LufcMiguel) February 15, 2021
Gelhardt, summerville and creswell to the first team
— Guillermo Sánchez (@Beginningtoblue) February 15, 2021
Gelhardt first-team debut needed soon
— zan (@chowdhryzan123) February 15, 2021
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