Tom Pearce made his first appearance of the season in Leeds United’s 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup on Tuesday night.
Pearce broke into the Leeds first team in the second half of last season, and penned a new four-year contact with the Whites ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
The 20-year-old seemingly has a job on his hands to secure a spot in Marcelo Bielsa’s first XI, but there is no question that the defender has talent.
Pearce is a popular figure with the Leeds supporters, and he has once again been praised on social media for his performance against Bolton earlier this week.
The youngster played at left-back in the League Cup fixture, and put in a solid 90 minutes of work at Elland Road.
There is plenty for the Leeds fans to be excited about at the moment due to their team’s impressive start to life under Bielsa, and Pearce has been tipped to play a key role.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Glynn Carr (@GlynnCarr) August 15, 2018
Class performance Pearcey
— LET’S TALK LUFC (@letstalklufc_) August 15, 2018
Well done Tom#MOT
— Tommy McGuinness (@luscbradford) August 15, 2018
Well played young man great future MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) August 15, 2018
Great performance again lad
— Mob(Cap)Mentality (@M_C_Mentality) August 15, 2018
Top performance @Tompearce98 👍
— Paul Medforth (@MedforthPaul) August 15, 2018
Your Amazing plz follow
— Bran FlakesⓇ (@TomPxarceSZN) August 15, 2018