With Leeds United taking a Championship first leg Play-Off Semi-Final advantage over Derby County last Saturday, it’s all eyes to completing the job on Wednesday evening as we welcome them to Elland Road for the second leg.
With Adam Forshaw sustaining an injury 24 minutes into the game, manager Marcelo Bielsa brought on highly rated youngster Jamie Shackleton from the bench as his replacement and the 19-year-old Academy graduate didn’t disappoint.
Speaking about the lad following the fulltime whistle, Bielsa appreciated that he’d had to be patient this year as he continued his development but he was clearly impressed with him as he spoke to Leeds Live.
“He showed his character and personality. He adapted immediately to the game. He defended well and he attacked well. The fact we lost Adam Forshaw, who had a big influence during the game, Shacks was a very efficient substitute.”
With Forshaw already ruled out of the second leg on home soil, Shackleton certainly won’t have done himself any harm when it comes to potentially getting the nod and getting another start under his belt for the year.