Many Leeds United fans are already fearing the worst after seeing Crawley Town confirm the signing of TV and radio star Mark Wright.
The Whites’ FA Cup opponents confirmed the signing on Monday night, with Wright re-joining the club after a previous spell at Broadfield Stadium during his youth career.
He joins the club on a non-contract basis after a spell training with the Red Devils and he could now feature in the Football League for John Yems’ side during the second half of the season.
Once upon a time, Wright enjoyed a promising youth career but retired from the game 11 years ago.
The 33-year-old was once at the books at Tottenham and was previously at Crawley during the 2006-07 season.
In recent years, Wright has been a regular on Soccer Aid – the charity football game involving celebrities from all over the world – and is often one of the more accomplished performers.
Leeds are due to face Crawley Town in the third round of the FA Cup in January and many Whites fans can already see the headlines being written.
With Wright joining Crawley on a non-contract basis, it remains to be seen if this will be a long-term signing.
On face value, it may appear to be something of a PR stunt from Crawley, both the player and the club are said to be taking the move very seriously.
While the former TOWIE star appears to have kept himself in good shape, it would be a huge shock to see him line up against Premier League opposition in the new year, especially a team who play with the intensity that Leeds do.
However, that has not stopped these Leeds fans thinking ahead and here are some of the best reactions from supporters on social media.
Absolute scenes when Mark Wright makes his Crawley debut against us in the FA Cup and the scores the winner #lufc
— j o r d a n (@jordanniner_) December 14, 2020
— David Kevin Williams (@DaveKWilliams) December 14, 2020
— tyler (@lufctw) December 14, 2020
— Right In The Gary Kellys (@RITGK) December 14, 2020
Oh no https://t.co/gxTVKpUjO1
— Conor McGilligan (@ConorJHMcG) December 14, 2020
Can’t wait for him to bag the winner against us in FA cup … it’s the most Leeds United thing ever that we get beat and an ex TOWIE star scores winner
— Luke O'Malley (@lukeomalley_) December 14, 2020
Probably just wants to play against Leeds. Understandable
— 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙮 𝙉 💙💛 (@DannyN_86) December 14, 2020
The Only Way is Exit #LUFC
— Craig (@MrCricket35) December 14, 2020
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