Yorkshire reaction: Leeds fans on terrible start; Wednesday supporters 'excited' by May

We bring you reactions from Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Rotherham United.

It’s fair to say that David Hockaday’s start to life in charge of Leeds United didn’t go as planned on Saturday.

His Whites side surrendered meekly to Millwall in their first game of this year’s Championship camoaign, losing 2-0, and it means that he is already under pressure to improve in the coming months.

At Huddersfield Town things were no better. A new season is supposed to give encouragement and optimism to fans, but that is already running thin at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Terriers went down 4-0 to Bournemouth on the opening day and it was a result which led to Mark Robins becoming the first managerial casualty of the season – not that too many Huddersfield supporters were disappointed to see the back of him, though.

Sheffield United were another of the county’s losers on opening day, as they lost to fellow promotion chasers Bristol City 2-1.

It was a disappointment for the Blades, who go into the season as the bookies’ favourites for the league title, but most supporters are still optimistic despite the early set-back.

It was better news for Sheffield Wednesday fans. The Owls managed to pull off an unlikely win against Brighton and there is plenty of optimism that Stuart Gray can help them be one of the division’s surprise packages as a result.




During the game, Wednesday announced the singing of Stevie May and it only went to make the mood even more buoyant.



And, finally, Rotherham United fans were pleased with their team’s display as they took on Derby County in their first match since being promoted to the Championship last season.

The Rams ran out 1-0 winners, but Rotherham put up a spirited effort against one of the division’s title challengers. It has provided their fans with optimism for the rest of the season.



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