Some Swansea City supporters have taken to Twitter to offer their support to Morgan Whittaker following his first Championship start since moving from Derby County.

Whittaker joined the Swans from Derby late in the January transfer window.

Swans manager Steve Cooper has since told reporters he has signed the 20-year-old attacker for the future, but rewarded Whittaker with his first start on Saturday.

Derby County v Swansea City - Sky Bet Championship
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Swansea lost 1-0 at home to bitter Welsh rivals Cardiff City.

Whittaker, however, was a standout for Cooper’s side and he received plenty of plaudits from the club’s supporters after the game on social media.

 

Whittaker came through the ranks at Derby and impressed at youth level.

The talented forward topped the U23’s scoring charts in 2018-19, prompting former Derby manager Phillip Cocu to hand him his first-team debut last season.

Whittaker scored his first senior Derby goal in the 3-1 win at Birmingham City on the final day of last season, providing plenty of optimism going forward.

But despite promise, Derby’s poor form at the beginning of this season saw Whittaker feature less and the dismissal of Cocu stumped his progress in the first-team.

Derby County v Manchester United - FA Cup Fifth Round
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Current manager Wayne Rooney is tasked with keeping the Rams in the Championship, and he opted to sell Whittaker in January to help fund five new loan signings.

Many Derby fans were disappointed to see one of their own leave, but the current dynamic at Pride Park called for action while Whittaker deserved a fresh start elsewhere.

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