'Shame', 'FFS', 'Mad' - Leeds fans rage as forward sent to Spain over Easter period
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction that Paul Heckingbottom has given the green light for Jack Clarke to jet out to Spain with the Leeds Under-17s rather than fast-track him into the senior squad.
As revealed by Football Insider today, highly rated Clarke will not be involved with the first team over the Easter period despite calls for his inclusion.
He will instead be playing in a youth tournament over the coming days with fellow teenagers and is set to miss the Good Friday clash against Bolton and next Tuesday’s fixture against Fulham.
Fans watching a live stream drooled over him last Friday as he tormented the Cardiff City defence and spearheaded Leeds Under-23s to a 3-0 win, their fourth consecutive triumph.
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Operating as a left-sided forward, Clarke assisted the opening two goals and caused mayhem whenever he had the ball at his feet.
With the first team struggling and lying in 14th in the Championship table, a large section of supporters want him to be promoted to the senior squad along with recent graduates Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Tom Pearce.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
It’s a shame Clarke won’t be involved over Easter but it will be good experience for him to be involved in a tournament in Spain with the U17’s. Probably the first time he has had to be a ‘senior’ player and will have different responsibilities to what he is used to #LUFC
— Alex Wilcockson (@AlexWilcockson) March 29, 2018
— Aaron (@AaronLUFC__) March 29, 2018
No Jack Clarke tomorrow FFS let him loose #lufc let him terrorise some full backs
— Samusaizwarrior (@SamusaizWarrior) March 29, 2018
I’m more mad that Clarke isn’t getting a look in!
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) March 29, 2018
The Hecks choice and wrong, hope starts Lasogga tomorrow
— Wacc (@WACCOE) March 29, 2018
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