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.
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.
Put in a shift mate 👍 worthy of a start, keep it up got a bright future ahead
— Luscious Lowe (@WRU_chrismorgan) March 21, 2021
You was brilliant yesterday as you worked hard, keep your head up and soon you will be scoring for fun. You have got a future after scoring against man city on your debut.
— Daniel John Davies (@DJDavies87) March 21, 2021
You did well yesterday Morgan. I am sure you will make a big impact with the team after the international break.
— @weststandlaw 🏴 (@weststandlaw) March 21, 2021
Great game Morgan can’t wait to see you a regular in first team big future ahead YJB
— Nigel Morgan (@nwbmorgan) March 21, 2021
you’re a king bro best player on the pitch again keep your head up🦢
— James (@JamesFleming03) March 21, 2021
You deserve a run in the team now Morgs, the goals will come. Well played 👍
— Chris Eames (@the2econdcoming) March 21, 2021
Best Swans player on the pitch yesterday mate, keep playing like that and the goals will come flying in, head up #YJB
— Gareth Walsh 🏴 (@GarethJohnWalsh) March 21, 2021
Played excellent mate don’t let the doubters tell you different looked like the only player who wanted it keep your head up yjb
— Jenko 🦢 (@scfcjenko) March 21, 2021
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.
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.