Sam Byram started for Leeds United's development squad in their 2-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest.
Leeds United supporters have been left fuming after Sam Byram was forced to play for their Under-21 side this afternoon.
Byram was selected for Leeds’ development side, with the right-back’s future firmly up in the air at the moment.
The academy graduate’s contract expires at the end of the season, and so far there has been no official indication that he intends to sign new terms.
Byram has been kept out of Leeds’ first team by Scott Wootton in recent weeks, and the right-back was selected for the development squad’s fixture against Nottingham Forest today.
While many Leeds fans felt that it was simply to get the youngster to gain more match-sharpness, other believed that it was designed to be a lesson for his supposed lack of commitment.
Either way, Byram was not able to inspire Leeds to a victory – with Forest running out 2-0 in the fixture.
Here is the best reaction from Leeds fans on Twitter to Byram’s performance for the under-21’s.
Byram back in the U21s, disgraceful— Simon Westmoreland (@simonw91) November 23, 2015
The notion of Sam Byram playing for the development squad is a bit odd.— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) November 23, 2015
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if Byram isn't going to sign a deal it would be madness for #lufc not to try sell him in January.— Wayne (@5O887) November 23, 2015
Lees moved on and flourished under a calmer model & Byram is significantly more talented. The club should be rallying behind him but (cont.)— Harte and Soul (@HarteandSoul) November 23, 2015