By Harvey Byrne
Outspoken pundit Stan Collymore was full of praise for Leeds starlet Mallik Wilks after coming on during the clash against Sutton on Sunday.
The 18-year-old suffered devastation on Thursday after his older brother was shot dead in a targeted attack in Leeds.
However, the emerging ace was still able to feature in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat against Sutton, coming from the bench on the 64th minute for the more experienced Souleymane Doukara.
Collymore hailed the youngster’s courage on his personal Twitter account during the clash in a match which saw very few Leeds players leave the pitch with any credit.
“Good on you Malik Wilks, takes some spirit to do what you did today,” wrote Collymore on social media after the young starlet came onto the pitch.
Good on you Malik Wilks, takes some spirit to do what you did today. Well done. ????????❤️
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 29, 2017
The match against Sutton marked Wilks’ first appearance in the Leeds senior team after having previously only made the bench.
He is considered a bright young talent and has scored many goals in the youth ranks of the Yorkshire giants.
Fans will now be hoping that the player can become a star in the future for a club that has produced many in it’s rich history.
In other Leeds news, fans reacted on Twitter to Matt Grimes’ display against Sutton.