Leeds United defender Bryce Hosannah has had to wait for his opportunity to go out on loan in the Football League.
That opportunity has finally arisen this season, with Yorkshire rivals Bradford City taking the young marauding full-back at Valley Parade.
The youngster started the Bantams’ 3-1 win against Mansfield Town on Saturday and impressed – earning the Man of the Match award.
Hosannah has seen many young players come and go at Thorp Arch during his time with the under-23s.
The defender wanted to stick around last season, in the hope that he could force his way into the plans of Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.
Luke Ayling is clearly the first choice in West Yorkshire, and the summer signing of Cody Drameh would suggest he has fallen down the pecking order.
This loan move could do his first-team hopes the world of good, and he must continue in this vein of form if he wants to stick around at Leeds.
Many Bradford fans reacted to his performance in the victory, claiming he was outstanding and added solidarity to their back four.
Some Leeds fans also flocked to the Bantams’ social media, claiming they should be thanked for the performance of their young academy star.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Hosannah was unreal!
— SHD (@TTVOfficialSHD) October 17, 2020
I understand your thinking on this but Hosannah played really well too, playing for a new team too, was it also his league debut, not sure on that. He’s a good player. 👍🏼
— Timothy Hague (@TimothyHague) October 18, 2020
Didn't watch but I'm pretty sure it would still have been Bryce
— Thomas Dix (@ThomasDMDix) October 17, 2020
Hossanah looks a proper decent player…
Should be easily worth a start in front of French.
Lots of positives very few moans..
— Bob Flemming (@bobflemming2020) October 17, 2020
A number of players could have won it today. I thought Hosannah was excellent, as was Donaldson. Pritchard played very well also. And BRE played as well as I’ve seen him play for us. Terrific all round performance.
— Ricc Stead (@Riccles05) October 18, 2020
Young hosannah bossed it today, we looked so solid with and without the ball, all from playing a solid formation and a right back in the right back position 🧡❤🧡❤
— rob crabtree 🇬🇧 (@robbantams) October 17, 2020
Us Leeds fans did that😌
— 🏆MOTSINCE1919🏆 (@motsince1919_) October 18, 2020
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