Date: 13th September 2018 at 12:00pm
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For those Leeds United fans who pay attention to life at Under 23 level, Jack Clarke is more than making a name for himself this year.

The 17-year-old attacker came through the youth ranks and signed his first professional deal at Elland Road back in November of last year having found the net for our Under 18 side nine times in seven games. Having been rewarded with his pro deal as he turned 17, he had already featured at Under 23 level and this season he’s more than making the spot his own.

With Patrick Bamford out for around the next four months with a Posterior Cruciate Ligament injury, given his progress so far, Clarke more than comes into the mix for some fans along with Tyler Roberts and Ryan Edmondson. The game Bamford sustained the injury saw the youngster shine once again and you have to think he’s not just made an impression on fans, but also manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Of course, the lad is young, and we shouldn’t be expecting too much from him as he’s still developing and finding his way in the game, and although a few may be ahead of him in the pecking list given his age, I think few wouldn’t be surprised if he made his senior bow at some point – even if was only a cameo substitute showing to give him that little bit of a taste to drive him on more.


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