If Leeds United were fictional their story would be panned for being too unrealistic.
In the latest twist in the tale, it seems as if one of Leeds’ old players could be back to haunt them this weekend as The Athletic’s Phil Hay has stated that Jack Clarke will be on his way to QPR just in time to face Leeds United.
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Understandably, this sent a number of Leeds supporters into a frenzy as they believed it was pretty much inevitable that Clarke plays on Saturday and costs United points.
Of Course Jack Clarke scores the only goal as QPR beat Leeds 1-0 Full Report.
— Samuel 🇬🇧🇦🇺 (@Kaden98329883) January 13, 2020
— Richard ByramYEP (@RichardByramYEP) January 13, 2020
Without a doubt he will have his best game ever against us🙈
— PauLeedsArentWeHarrison🇬🇧 (@paulharrison01) January 13, 2020
Inevitable, probably in the last minute too
— Ian Boyd 💛💙 (@iboyd1984) January 13, 2020
You couldn’t make it up!!! I wonder what happens???🤔
— Andy💙💛❤️🇬🇧Wales and LUFC. (@AndyDuffield1) January 13, 2020
Just typical that Phil
— neil stacey (@neilstacey2) January 13, 2020
It would be typical that the teenager puts in the performance of a lifetime against United on Saturday, but how likely is that in reality?
The winger has played just one senior game this season, and even that was just for 19 minutes.
He’s unlikely to be as sharp as he’d like to be, and even if he is he’s playing against players who know all of his tricks.
Clarke has trained with the defenders at United for the past year and a half, and they’ll know every skill and every attribute he’s got in his locker and that should help them deal with the danger he poses.
Leeds supporters’ worries about Clarke putting in a shift against them are rather illogical. To put it simply, the winger isn’t set up to have a good game on Saturday if he joins QPR in time to appear against his former side.