'Something else', My word, looks a player - Leeds fans demand 6ft 2in teen promoted to 1st team
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to call for Sam Dalby to be promoted from the Under-23s into the first team squad following his latest masterclass.
United’s development side continued their impressive run with a convincing 4-0 win against Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Monday night.
Dalby scored the second of his side’s goals with a neat dinked finish on a night when Tyler Denton scored twice and the opener was an own goal as Carlos Corberan’s side ended their Professional Development League campaign in style.
Dalby has made a big impact for United since joining in the January window for a fee of around £250,000 from Leyton Orient.
The 6ft 2in front man has led the line impressively and demonstrated he has a number of strings to his bows with a variety of finishes.
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Now many United fans are calling for manager Paul Heckingbottom to fast-track him into the senior XI following successful recent promotions for fellow academy products Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paudie O’Connor and Tom Pearce.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— David Watkins (@DaveLUFCWatkins) April 23, 2018
Rey, Clarke, Denton, Stevens, Diaz, Dalby and Hosannah standing out tonight.
5 of the 7 were brought in by Orta. #lufc
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) April 23, 2018
Just seen Dalby’s goal. Ekuban would have missed that. Get him in the first team, not like we’ve got anything to play for is it #lufc
— Josh Cheetham (@JoshCheetham91) April 23, 2018
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) April 23, 2018
love watching the under 23’s on the app best thing to come from this season! also Sam Dalby has to get on the bench next game took his goal really well ???????? #LUFC
— Paul Butler (@paulbutler1983) April 23, 2018
I’d be disappointed if Dalby and Clarke don’t get any first team action. Both look more then good enough #lufc
— Lee (@LufcLee19) April 23, 2018
Time to put faith in these kids. It may not work out but at least we will be proud of them #lufc
BPF, Coyle, Ayling, Paudie, Pearce, Forshaw, Rey, Alioski, Pablo, Clarke, Dalby.
Starting XI for next season
— Ben Dobson (@bendobson21) April 24, 2018
As scary as Orta has been sjgning first team players… This crop of youth players is something else… BPF, Denton, Pearce, O’Connor, Rey, Clarke, Hossanah, Dalby, Sarkic and Struijk could all be in and around the first team next season #lufc
— Matt (@MWJS82) April 23, 2018
Tyler Denton & Lewie Coyle next seasons full backs & Sam Dalby upfront #LUFC
— Dave Neath (@D_N_1987) April 23, 2018