Loads of Leeds United fans have been rejoicing on social media, after Jamie Shackleton took to Twitter following his return from a muscular injury.
Shackleton has not featured for the first-team since our 1-0 win at Reading in late November, having sustained a muscular issue during a one-minute cameo appearance on the back of a previous hamstring strain.
The Leeds-born 20-year-old suffered the hamstring injury in the first-half of our 1-0 win over Reading on October 1 while making his fourth Championship start of the term, having opened each of our September league fixtures after playing just six minutes in August.
Head coach Marcelo Bielsa confirmed last month before our trip to Fulham that Shackleton had returned to the training fields at Thorp Arch ahead of a potential comeback, but is yet to call on the youngster again.
His comeback trail featured a run out under U23s boss Carlos Corberan on Sunday, though, as the young Whites side thrashed Hull City 5-0 to move to within a point of Professional Development League North Division leaders Burnley.
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Shackleton played as one of our two central forward midfielders in a 4-1-4-1 in front of Alfie McCalmont, but would last just 30 minutes before Mateusz Bogusz entered the action with the Whites already a goal to the good.
Despite only featuring in a very quiet opening half-hour, Shackleton was in fine spirits after the full-time whistle, and took to Twitter to share his joy in getting some minutes under his belt.
Good to get back out there and get some minutes today after a frustrating few months 💪🏼💙 https://t.co/ND3o63QJss
— Jamie Shackleton (@jamieshackk) January 5, 2020
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Shackleton’s post…
You’ve been missed. 👍🏻
— LEEDSMadHatter (@LEEDSMadHatter) January 5, 2020
Good lad, will be great to have you back
— burdinho (@burdinho) January 6, 2020
Good to have you back in the fold at an important time.
— Wilfred Martin (@wilfmartin72) January 5, 2020
Great to see you back 👍👍 get yourself down to Arsenal 👍👍⚽️MOT
— martin place (@altoftswhites) January 5, 2020
Good to see you back
— David Ward 🐐 (@DAVIDLUFC_) January 5, 2020
Great to see you back Jamie 💙💛
— Emma Houfe (@Emma_Houfe) January 5, 2020
Great to have you back fit Jamie, looking forward to seeing you back in 1st Team soon👍
— BecchioWellPlaced (@RyanLUFC91) January 5, 2020
Awesome to see u back . Looked brill. 💛💙
— kathleen williams💙💛 ALAW. (@miffy0811_a) January 5, 2020
Looking forward to seeing you back in the 1st team!
— MickZanetti 💙💛 (@ZanettiMick) January 5, 2020
In other Leeds United news, an agent has confirmed that we have lodged a bid to land a striker, but the deal has been ruled out.