A number of Leeds United’s talented cohort of U23s players have gone out on loan this season with the likes of Alfie McCalmont, Robbie Gotts and Bryce Hosannah heading out to various lower-league outfits.
Jordan Stevens is another who has moved out on loan this season, and it seems as though the Whites may want to keep an eye on how he’s getting on at Swindon.
The winger got off to the best start possible with the League One outfit, netting a brilliant goal on his debut, in what was a very Bielsa-esque phase of play as the winger won a tackle, before playing a one-two that saw him free on the edge of the opposition box, allowing him to find the far corner with ease.
Stevens showed exactly what he was about with that goal, and it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone who has been tracking his development over the past few years.
The winger has previously played first-team football for the Whites, shining on the occasions where he has gotten a chance.
Noel Whelan waxed-lyrical about the youngster after his appearance against Sheffield Wednesday last season.
“Yeah look it’s great to see these young lads getting a go,” Whelan said.
“He looked very composed when he came on, got a great touch, great vision, likes to link up on that right-hand side.”
To hear that Leeds have a young wide player coming through with great composure and great vision is very exciting, especially when those are words you would use to describe star man Pablo Hernandez.
Now, we’re not saying that Stevens will become as good as the former Spain international, that would be ridiculous when he has never played a single minute of Premier League football, but if he develops as everyone hopes he does, he could be deployed in a similar way to United’s three-time Player of the Year winner.
Fingers crossed, Stevens can burst onto the scene in the next few years.