Defender on Leeds return.
Leeds United full back Luke Ayling spoke to the media following Sunday’s victory against Queens Park Rangers.
Ayling made his first start in over four months, returning from an ankle injury for the final game of the season.
The 26-year-old played the full match as goals from Kalvin Phillips and Kemar Roofe secured Leeds a 2-0 win.
Ayling was delighted to be back and to end the season on a high with the three points.
“I didn’t expect to get 90 minutes, but I was really pleased to get that under my belt, it has been a long four months,” said Ayling.
“I’ve been running for a month and training for the last two, the staff at Thorp Arch have done really well with my ankle and I just went out and played my normal game.
“It was my first game in four months, so I wasn’t holding back on anything, there were a few crunching tackles and I really enjoyed myself out there.
“We’re back at the end of June and I’m looking forward to getting back into it, so I can start next season sharp.
“The fans this year have been unreal, last year we were up there and you expect the fans to be behind you.
“When things have gone bad this year, the fans have stayed with us and stepped it up from the first year, they have been unbelievable.
“The away fans sell out every game, we could probably double our away allocation every week and sell it out.
“They have been our shining light this year, with how they have backed us through everything, they have been class.”