Leeds United extended their recent run of form to three consecutive victories after edging past Sheffield United on Saturday.
Pablo Hernandez netted the only goal of the game at Bramall Lane to raise the confidence levels for the Peacocks heading into the busy festive season, where the depth of the squad will be tested due to a flurry of different challenges.
One player who has emerged this season and grabbed his opportunities with both hands is 18-year-old Jack Clarke, who made his Championship debut in the 1-1 draw with Brentford back in October and has since made four further appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Assisting Hernandez’s winning goal at the weekend, Clarke has shown a maturity well beyond his years and his displays have left Leeds fans extremely excited about what the future could hold for a teenager who they are predicting big things from.
We have gathered some of the reactions to his latest performance below.
Think he's doing the right thing by switching it after 45 good decision last couple games made an impact as soon as comes on lifts tempo well played jack lad
— Andrew (@AndrewjFarnaby) December 1, 2018
Ease him in Bielsa knows him https://t.co/aQA8Fgs42E Bielsa we should trust
— Ghanabeleeds (@Peterbouchedid1) December 1, 2018
Nope. He blows after 30 minutes. Bielsa is easing him in. It's the right thing to do
— Brandon Yates (@BielsasEnganche) December 1, 2018
All of a sudden our small squad doesn’t seem so small. Likes of Clarke, Halme & Shackleton stepping up!!! Brown and Bamford back soon. Let’s hope Coops injury isn’t too bad.
— Dychelufc (@MarkDyche2) December 2, 2018
Another great game , looking more and more the part but I hope he’s played slowly and not burnt out. Looks good enough though and is learning all the time
— Dave Duracell (@DaveDuracell) December 1, 2018
— Neil Quinn (@neilquinn50) December 1, 2018
He looks like a footballing machine.
— W. J. Thirsk-Gaskill (@wthirskgaskill) December 1, 2018