Leeds United fans react to Lee Peltier's departure - Many are delighted

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Lee Peltier's departure from Elland Road seems to have provided Leeds fans with some much needed happiness ahead of the new season.

Leeds United have announced that Lee Peltier has left the club, after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract at Elland Road, and their supporters seem to have taken the news surprisingly well.

Peltier has been at Leeds since 2012, making 63 appearances for the club, but he seemingly did not make a good impression on many of the club's supporters.

Peltier was used at right-back - his favoured position for most of his career prior to his move to Leeds - left-back and as cover at centre-back during his time at Elland Road, and not having a settled position was arguably part of the reason that he struggled to make an impact.

He looked most comfortable playing at the heart of Leeds' defence during his time there, but was only used as a centre-back sparingly.

Still, more was certainly expected of Peltier after he joined from Leicester City with a reputation as one of the finest defenders outside the Premier League.

The 27-year-old took to Twitter to inform people of his departure today.

 

 

 

 

However, the reaction from a number of Leeds supporters will not have been what he was hoping for, with most appearing delighted to have seen the back of him.

Here are just a selection of tweets from Leeds fans who were pleased with the news that he has left the club.

 

 

 

 

The former Huddersfield Town man has already been linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, where he spent part of last season on loan at, and he will be hoping to have a better time at the City Ground.

Forest supporters will also be encouraged by the fact that although the reaction of some Leeds fans may have seemed quite cruel, there were a few who praised Peltier’s contribution to the club.

 

Leeds are thought to have released Peltier to free up wages for other transfer targets, with the club expected to be fairly active in the transfer window this summer.

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