Sam Greenwood was amongst those to laud Daniel James on Instagram after the Leeds United winger scored his first goal out on loan with Fulham on Sunday.
James was, of course, one of the main protagonists of a chaotic deadline day at Elland Road. The Welshman was given the green light to leave as Leeds looked to bring in a new forward.
Ultimately, Leeds’ pursuit went right to the wire with Willy Gnonto eventually joining. But thankfully, the Whites did the right thing in allowing James to complete his move after making it clear that he was surplus to requirements.
Daniel James opens Fulham account
Unfortunately, James’ spell at Craven Cottage is yet to really get going. And he has more recently had to rely on substitute appearances for Marco Silva’s side.
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Once again, he came off the bench on Sunday as Fulham hosted Manchester United. And with that, the visiting supporters were probably not too surprised to see James get on the scoresheet.
The 25-year-old slid in two minutes after coming on to equalise against his former club.
James has since taken to Instagram to comment on the result. And amongst those to reply was Greenwood, with the youngster writing: ‘Love it DJ’…
As a Leeds fan, it is hard to know what we should want from James’ spell at Fulham.
It appears that he is unlikely to regain a spot in the Leeds side while Jesse Marsch is at the helm. And in truth, the move just has not worked out to the level everyone would have hoped for.
And with that, there is a big benefit to James doing well at Fulham. That will either convince the Cottagers to try and sign him permanently, or attract interest from elsewhere.
But obviously, Fulham are one side we need to be looking at finishing above this season. It will not reflect too well if James plays a key role in the club finishing above Leeds.
In that sense, a few goals in defeats is not a bad outcome – from a very selfish Leeds perspective.