After a series of disappointing results in the English Championship, Leeds United supporters are hoping for new manager Paul Heckingbottom to make significant changes to his first team squad in the coming weeks and months.
Leeds haven’t won a match in any competition since Boxing Day and after initial ambitions this season of potentially winning a play-off promotion place in the Championship, that now looks like a remote possibility.
Two players supporters are hoping to see make an impact in the first team are teenagers Jack Clarke and Tom Pearce.
As reported by Leeds Live, Heckingbottom confirmed on Friday that both are now training with the first team squad.
Forward Clarke has particularly impressed for the club’s under-age teams this season and fans are eager to see him get an opportunity in the senior side.
With little left to salvage of their season, is it time for the new Leeds boss to hand youngsters a chance to impress?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) February 14, 2018
How is it earned if not through consistently amazing performances for U23s? Just fucking put them in the season has gone anyway
— Joe Atherton (@joetmatherton) February 16, 2018
Delighted for them both .. both talented kids… Clarke for me is a terrific talent should be involved in 1st team match day 18s
— Benny Tayls (@BennyTaylsLUFC) February 16, 2018
Bloody hell half of the 1st dont deserve to be cleaning the boots
— mark (@GunnyMark) February 16, 2018
Clarke and Pearce trained with the first team today so let’s hope they impressed Heckingbottom #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) February 16, 2018
Hoping to see some of the academy boys make their senior debuts soon, Pearce and Clarke must be close. #LUFC
— All Things Leeds United ⚽️ (@FocusOnTheFooty) February 15, 2018
Fair enough. I always thought – under TC – while we were throwing Grot out there, and he was performing poorly, we may as well give Clarke a go.
— Lee Holdsworth (@jeeblufc) February 16, 2018
Class these two
— Stephen Foster (@stephenfoster81) February 16, 2018