Jack Clarke’s summer sale to Tottenham Hotspur saw our Academy graduate instantly return to Leeds United but for whatever reason, the 19-year-old hasn’t yet kicked on as many hoped he would given the development and form we saw ahead of his viral illness in the second half of 2018/19.
The 19-year-old has only managed one substitute appearance in the Championship (19 minutes) with starts coming in our short lived EFL Cup campaign, but despite rarely calling on him this campaign, manager Marcelo Bielsa has continued to talk the lad up and at least in his Under 23 runours for Carlos Corberan, he continues to show his worth.
📰 It was a five star performance from the #LUFC U23s tonight, as Eddie Nketiah bagged a brace, alongside goals for Alioski, Clarke and Gotts
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 16, 2019
Our youngsters were back in action on Monday evening as we faced Bolton Wanderers and it was a good day again at that age level. Eddie Nketiah gave himself a confidence shot with a brace and as well as grabbing himself as assist, Clarke also got himself on the scoresheet. With further goals coming from Ezgjan Alioski and Robbie Gotts, it was a comfortable 5-1 victory but Clarke definitely caught the eye again, playing some role in most of the goals.
Highlights of the goals available on the clubs’ Twitter feed and they are worth a watch.
Clarke looking good #lufc
— Barry Dunne (@BazDunne) December 16, 2019
Far too good from #LUFC 23s tonight. So many good performances but Jack Clarke had an absolute field day. What a display from him! Enjoyed that with @ben_parker19! Back on Friday for more against Notts Forest #LUTV
— Thomas Hill (@Hilly15) December 16, 2019
Jack Clarke looking dangerous beating his man and putting a good ball in . Only U23s but shows he’s getting the confidence back #lufc
— Josh Big Stones (@josh04678858) December 16, 2019
Clarke quality for U23’s tonight! #lufc
— Sam (@Snadd23) December 16, 2019
Just to add about Eddie he is the right player for us you start him in a game you going to see him properly instead of 10-15 mins trying to make a impact in many ways he's no different to the likes of Clarke Gotts and the others young lad learning his game #lufc
— Jordan Townend (@GoOnGarySpeed) December 16, 2019
Real shame Clarke's loan move hasn't worked out yet. Real player who once he finds a club where he gets a run of games, he'll be class. #LUFC
— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) December 16, 2019
It’s faintly absurd that we can’t find a place for Jack Clarke. Obviously he’s still a young & mercurial talent but his ability to create something from nothing is sometimes invaluable. Whoever ends up playing him regularly will have a right player on their hands. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) December 16, 2019
@LUFC haven’t seen Clarke playing like this since last season, you love to see it
— nia x (@NiaSJx) December 16, 2019
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