By Wayne Veysey

29th Mar, 2018 | 6:32pm

'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.

That has not gone down well with supporters, who have demanded Clarke to be included in Heckingbottom’s first-team plans after excelling for the club’s Under-23s side in recent weeks.

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:

 

In other Leeds United news, 13 players are fighting for their jobs as behind-the-scenes planned laid for huge cull.

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