Tyler Denton has returned to Elland Road following half a season playing in League Two for Port Vale.
| #LUFC can confirm that Tyler Denton has returned from his loan spell at Port Vale due to family reasons— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 3, 2018
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The 22-year-old has returned for what are described as “family reasons”, so first, we all hope everything is ok for Denton and his family/friends.
The club have specified that he “will link back up with Thomas Christiansen’s first team squad later this week”. He would not be available for the match against Newport County in the FA Cup as he played for Port Vale in the earlier rounds of the competition.
Tyler Denton - best left back we have. Made a mistake against Mansfield which led to their goal, but he’ll go far in the game when he’s back at Leeds for definite. Decent player, lots of pace, needs to be playing regularly. pic.twitter.com/3GZPR3kWlT— Tom (@Worrall_Esque) November 27, 2017
The academy graduate played 15 league games, as well as 4 in cup competition earning decent reviews from their fans.
Thought Denton had talent tbh but atm he can't defend well enough too be a left back #pvfc— Nathan (@NathanPVFC123) January 3, 2018
A large percentage of the Leeds United fanbase have been crying out for the club to sign a left-back so the return of Denton has piqued the interest of fans, with many wondering if he could trouble the first team soon.
So now Tyler Denton is back at Leeds maybe he will get the chance at left-back?.. #lufc #mot— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) January 3, 2018
While I wouldn’t expect him to get straight into the Leeds side, it does give TC another option at left-back, which could be very important following Luke Ayling’s recent injury which will probably necessitate Gaetano Berardi playing at right-back.
Tyler Denton is not our solution to the left back problem. Nowhere near the standard required. #lufc— Jack (@EllandReports) January 3, 2018