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Eddie Nketiah highlights important factor at Leeds United

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Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah has highlighted the “brilliant” Whites fans and suggested they’re “like one big family”.

The Arsenal forward joined the club on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day and has performed well despite having started just twice for Leeds.

The 20-year-old has scored three times in five appearances for the club but the form of Patrick Bamford, who has four goals in the Championship, has kept him out of the starting line up.

Nketiah scored his first goal at Elland Road in a 1-0 win against Brentford back in August, which has helped adhere him to fans of the Yorkshire club.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, he was full of praise for the supporters and suggested they had helped him to feel at home.

He said: “The fans are brilliant–come week in week out, it is a great crowd and great atmosphere.

“It is like one big family and we all want the same thing with the results. It is great experience for me and the team is doing well and we will see where it takes us.”

Leeds are third in the Championship after six games and trail top-of-the-table Swansea City by just three points.

They will be hoping to close that gap when they travel to Oakwell to face Barnsley on Sunday.

The Verdict

Nketiah’s comments suggest he is enjoying life at Elland Road and particularly the support of the Leeds fan base.

That should be a real boost for the club as it indicates the 20-year-old feels settled and comfortable, which should mean they can get the best out of him.

Nketiah continued his impressive start to the season by scoring twice for the England under-21s during the international break and will surely force his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s starting XI soon.

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