Will Leeds go on to regret ostracising Grimes?

Matt Grimes of Northampton Town in action during the Checkatrade Trophy match between Peterborough United and Northampton Town at The Abax Stadium on October 3, 2017 in Peterborough,...

Matt Grimes was frozen out by Leeds during his season-long loan last season.

Matt Grimes of Northampton Town in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Blackpool at Sixfields on October 28, 2017 in Northampton, England.

It is fair to say Matt Grimes did not have the best of spells while on loan with Leeds United during the 2016-17 season under former boss Garry Monk.

Monk, now with Middlesbrough, brought playmaker Grimes to Elland Road on a season-long loan after working with the England Under-21 international at Swansea City.

However, the form of Pablo Hernandez saw Grimes fail to make an impact with the Yorkshire giants, making just 12 appearances throughout the entire campaign, preventing any kind of consistency and natural flow to develop.

Matt Grimes of Leeds United evades Greg Taylor of Cambridge United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Cambridge United and Leeds United at Cambs Glass Stadium on January...

Now, the Swansea ace is on loan with League One side Northampton Town and has hit the ground running in the third tier of English football, proving somewhat of an assist machine.

Making 14 League One appearances for the Cobblers, Grimes has laid on four assists for his new club and has even found the back of the net during a 2-1 win over Gillingham last month.

The 22-year-old showed only glimpses what he is showing regularly at Sixfields, boasting an impeccable first touch and the ability to split open a defence with his intricate array of passing and bags of trickery.

Six defeats in Leeds' last seven matches has piled the pressure on new manager Thomas Christiansen, managing to score just seven goals in that time.

Leeds United's Danish manager Thomas Christiansen gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

The form of Ezgjan Alioski, Kemar Roofe and Hernandez has dropped, as Grimes continues to prove the Yorkshire club that they were wrong to give him such little opportunity and indeed changing his loan into a permanent move.

With a player like Grimes in the Leeds eleven, Christiansen would be watching a side from the dugout much more capable at retaining possession and offering a classy, flamboyancy that would strike fear into their opponents.

Instead, the Whites will be ruing their decision to let Grimes return to Swansea as he continues to shine in the burgundy of Northampton as the Whites continue to cry out for a creative spark that would help end their abysmal run of form.

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