Championship leaders Leeds United host second-placed Norwich City at Elland Road on Saturday evening, and Whites fans on Twitter are expecting manager Marcelo Bielsa to leave Jack Clarke out of the starting XI.
The 18-year-old only made his league debut for the Yorkshire outfit back at the start of October against Brentford, but he has come on leaps and bounds since then and having made a significant impact from the substitutes’ bench, has even been included in the team from the start on occasions in recent weeks.
That included last weekend’s 2-1 win over local rivals Rotherham United at the New York Stadium, although the in-form teenager, who has two goals and one assist in his previous seven Championship outings, as per Transfermarkt, was taken off at half-time against the Millers.
In addition, with Pontus Jansson back from suspension and Barry Douglas set to be available, as per the Yorkshire Post, after injury having featured for the U23s earlier this week, Bielsa has some big selection decisions to make, with the potential return of the latter potentially leading to Ezgjan Alioski moving back to his preferred role on the wing.
With Tyler Roberts and Jack Harrison also impressing recently, not to mention Pablo Hernandez, there is certainly fierce competition for places in the attacking positions right now.
Leeds supporters have taken to social media to have their say on who they think could drop out of the side, and these individuals think it will be the youngster with one saying they “think Clarke will get dropped”.
Think Clarke will get dropped
— Michael Kitchen (@kitchy2629) January 30, 2019
Alioski on LM Douglas LB Hernandez on RM forshaw klich with Phillips at DM in front of coops and Pontus
— Steven Irwin-hanmer (@lampy83) January 30, 2019
Jansson in, Bamford and Clarke on bench. Alioski at left back, Hernandez on wing, Roberts playing 10.
— Morphoolu (@Morphoolu) January 30, 2019
Clarke dropped still young and good impact player
— Mark Duffy (@Duffy1967Mark) January 30, 2019
Clarke dropped and maybe Roberts in
— Emil Ali (@EmilBuran) January 30, 2019
I reckon Clarke will get dropped and Douglas will be on the Bench
— Tom?? (@Tkmcnamara) January 30, 2019
Put Clarke on the bench great player to come on if needed.
— paul Roy. (@paulrpowell1) January 30, 2019
Can’t see Douglas starting myself.think he’ll drop Clarke for Roberts though
— Adam Barlow ?? (@AdamPaulBarlow) January 30, 2019
Ayling Jansson Cooper Alioski
Pablo Roberts Harrison
failing that will prob see Pablo at 10, Alioski on the wing and Douglas at LB #LUFC
— Matt Vare ?? (@Matt_Vare) January 30, 2019
Thogden has ranked his top 5 sets of Championship away fans for Pl>ymaker FC. Did your club make the list? Find out in the video below…