Mustapha Carayol explains why he got a 'battering' from Leeds fans on Twitter

The Middlesbrough-owned 27-year-old was happy to have pleased Leeds fans with his debut.

Leeds United loanee Mustapha Carayol has joked that he got a 'battering' from supporters after he joined from Middlesbrough, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The on-loan wide man opened his Leeds account with a goal against Rotherham on Saturday afternoon.

But he admits United fans have given him some stick on social media since he sealed his Elland Road move.

Carayol told the BBC after his goalscoring debut against Rotherham in the FA Cup: "I'm pleased I've pleased some of the fans [after the goal]. I've been getting a bit of a battering on Twitter because I've come from Middlesbrough!"

Not only did the 27-year-old join from Middlesbrough, of course, he was also on loan at fellow Yorkshire side Huddersfield Town earlier in the season.

Naturally, then, Carayol was always going to get a bit of stick off Leeds fans, with several expressing their disappointment at his loan signing.

But what a way to silence any critics - and the winger seems to be taking any 'battering' with a pinch of salt and a smile.

Steve Evans appears a huge fan of Carayol's - the pair also worked together at Crawley - and the Middlesbrough-owned wide man may well find a home at Leeds if he carries on like this.

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