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Jordan Botaka comments on Leeds United fans

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Jordan Botaka praises the Leeds United fans.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

Leeds United youngster Jordan Botaka has outlined to to the club’s official website his impressions of the club's fans.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a winger or as a forward, joined Leeds from Dutch side Excelsior in the summer of 2015.

The DR Congo international struggled for playing time at Leeds during the 2015-16 season.

Elland Road

In 13 Championship appearances for the West Yorkshire outfit last season, Botaka created 11 chances, had a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 14%, and won five headers, nine dribbles and nine tackles.

It was not a great season on a personal level for the former Excelsior attacker, but he is thankful to the Leeds fans for their support.

“I once sat in the stands and 30,000 fans gave me a standing ovation and shouted my name – I was stunned,” Botaka told Leeds’s official website.

“It gave me such a huge thrill. The fans are fantastic. I was Man of the Match in two of my first three matches and I think the fans took me into their hearts. I want to return something to them.”

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

Botaka is a good player, and he will hope to use pre-season training to impress new manager Garry Monk.

The DR Congo international will have learned a lot from his debut season in the Championship, and he will be a better player for that.

Leeds endured a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, and the Whites will be aiming to finish in the Championship playoffs next season.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

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