We’ve been waiting for our first sighting of Jean-Kevin Augustin in training and we got it today courtesy of the official Leeds United Twitter page.
With a ‘flames’ emoji alongside the tweet said, “The hard work continues!” in reference to the punishing workouts that Augustin has been doing in lockdown.
His physique is new and also his hairstyle as he rocked a brand new platinum look.
🔥 The hard work continues! pic.twitter.com/MF8uUyEwYn
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 26, 2020
Augustin was christened Big Kev by the Leeds fans when he arrived on loan but that quickly became a cross for him to bear after looking sluggish and heavy on the pitch.
That’s changed now and one fan tweeted the new nickname that a number of fans have now adopted for the striker, tweeting, “Yess Little Kev”.
yesss little kev
— PovedaSZN (@PovedaSZN) May 26, 2020
All the other Leeds United fans were just excited to see him and many were saying they can’t wait to see him in action when the season resumes.
That’s Leeds fans for you. We could have been forgiven for giving up on Augustin after a very slow start to his career in White.
However, he’s been putting in the hours and looks absolutely raring to go this time.
In fact, he responded to the Leeds tweet with two lightning strikes, hinting at his new-found pace.
— Jean-Kévin Augustin (@33_augustin) May 26, 2020
MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson echoed the noises that have been coming from the club itself earlier today, saying that Augustin could be a “really key player” for Leeds as they look to finish the job off in the Championship.
These fans certainly think so…
— Bielsa’s Cheese Wedge Ultras (@Allcheese1) May 26, 2020
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) May 26, 2020
— Dan Berry (@DanielB466) May 26, 2020
— Mark Carrington (@Mad_Marko) May 26, 2020
So excited for JKA 🔥
— Hollie Ainsworth (@HollieAinsworth) May 26, 2020
Read a piece the other day that he is looking incredible
— JBwhite32 (@JBwhite32) May 26, 2020
Kevs gunna tear the league apart
— Claudio (@claudiolufc) May 26, 2020
things you love to see; this
— Jude Wales (@JudeWales1) May 26, 2020
— Alice (@restlessbert) May 26, 2020
Future Leeds Premier League striker #SnowHead
— Luke Bishop (@lufc_bishop) May 26, 2020
League isn’t going to know what’s hit it now that @33_augustin is back. This break has been a blessing for him; fitter than ever and injury free. We wouldn’t have seen the best of him if it wasn’t for this break.
— Jay Lawson (@lawson17LUFC) May 26, 2020
Can’t wait to see this guy play
— Dan🗿 (@DanPaton5) May 26, 2020
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