Date: 15th January 2020 at 8:00am
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If it’s not one, it’s the other.

Usually when the U23 side play, it’s Ryan Edmondson that ends up getting the plaudits. Well not this time, there was another young man who stole the spotlight during their 2-1 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Monday, and that was Jamie Shackleton.

Shackleton scored the team’s first goal of the afternoon, with some assistance from the aforementioned Edmondson in the build-up. The 20-year-old midfielder did enjoy a brief secondment into the first-team earlier in the season, but didn’t manage to make the most of the opportunity, although perhaps this goal will be enough to grab Marcelo Bielsa’s attention and make him give him another shot.

And even though it was a different player in the headlines, that didn’t change the tone of the fans, who used the opportunity to once again call for him to be called up into the first team on a more consistent basis.

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You do start to wonder if Bielsa picks up on what these fans have to say, and whether not he’ll be tempted to give one of these youngsters that run in the first-team that the fans have been calling for.

 
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