By Harvey Byrne
Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen has decided to hand young striker Eoghan Stokes his senior debut in Tuesday evening’s clash against Newport – and Whites fans on Twitter are excited to see what he can offer.
The 21-year-old forward made the switch to the Yorkshire giants in 2012 on scholarship terms from Dublin side St Kevin’s Boys Club.
He has now had to wait five years to made his first senior appearance for the club and he was handed the opportunity as Christiansen changed up his side to face the League Two outfit with fellow youngsters Conor Shaughnessy and Madger Gomes also included in the starting eleven.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 22, 2017
Stokes has been given the chance to lead the Leeds line with former striker star Chris Wood departing for the Premier League and Burnley earlier in the week.
Fans of the Yorkshire giants are now keen to see what the young Irishman has to offer with many eager to see the first steps of another player through their youth ranks.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Delighted for Stokes, hope Wilks makes an appearance in the second half. #lufc
— LUFC Talk (@Talk_lufc) August 22, 2017
Go on Stokes lad ???????? #lufc
— Nick (@NickoSlick_LUFC) August 22, 2017
— Chris Gamble (@CGamb15) August 22, 2017
Not sure whats happened to Sacko but good to see Stokes Wilks O'Connor get a chance, Shaughnessy&Gomes involved again ???????? #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) August 22, 2017
— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) August 22, 2017
— Mighty Whites Pod (@mightywhitespod) August 22, 2017
A win for Leeds on Tuesday evening will send them through to the third round of the Carabao Cup, where they could face the prospect of facing fierce rivals Manchester United.
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