Leeds United youngster Jack Clarke has been tearing up our youth set up this season and he’s already received plenty of praise this year from the fans for his performances, with many saying it was only a matter of time before manager Marcelo Bielsa gave him a first shot at senior level.
— Jack Clarke (@JackClarke09) October 6, 2018
In amongst all the talking points that came from our draw with Brentford last weekend, the 17-year-old striker making his debut in the match as a late substitute certainly shouldn’t fall through the cracks.
Replacing Stuart Dallas for the final 20 minutes of the game as he made his senior bow and Bielsa rejigged things a touch, was obviously a big moment for our Academy graduate, and whilst you could argue he could’ve done better (he didn’t manage a shot), he certainly wasn’t too shabby as he took eleven touches and had 100% pass accuracy and you have to factor in the game itself as coming on in those circumstances carry challenges of their own.
A small step, a learning curve and a taste of things to come if he continues working as hard as he has been.
Congrats bro ❤️????
— Niall Huggins (@Niall_Huggins) October 6, 2018
— Robbie Gotts (@robbiegotts1) October 7, 2018
Congrats bro well deserved ????????❤️ @JackClarke09
— Joe Stanley (@JoeStanley03) October 6, 2018
Well done Jack ????????????????????????
— Mark Jackson (@jacko55555) October 6, 2018
Class mate today keep going ????
— Barnesy9 (@Barnesy_9) October 6, 2018
You played well when you came on.
— Daryn wright. (@Darynwright1) October 7, 2018
I wasn’t convinced that it was a good time or game to introduce you today. I was wrong, you were superb and I hold my hands up. Very best wishes for the future and I’m really exciting to seeing more. MOT
— David Vickers (@SlickVick66) October 6, 2018
???????? Didn’t put a foot wrong when you came on! Congrats.
— Conor Woolven (@OneConorWoolven) October 6, 2018
Looked very lively Jack lad & a promising career ahead of you. Well done yesterday, was a tense affair to make your debut & you handled it great ????⚽️
— Debbie (@DebbieFishman08) October 7, 2018
There will be many more pal. You looked like you belonged.
— Micky P Kerr (@MickyPKerr) October 6, 2018
Steady start and more to come no doubt.