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Leeds fans take to Twitter to rave over incredible Jamie Shackleton

Leeds fans take to Twitter to rave over incredible Jamie Shackleton - Championship

Leeds United put one foot into the playoff final yesterday. The Whites travelled to Pride Park to face Derby County and went away with a 1-0 win courtesy of Kemar Roofe. However, one player who should get a lot of credit for the win is Jamie Shackleton who had to quickly adjust to the tempo after being called upon from the bench on 22 minutes.

Adam Forshaw started the clash and had to be withdrawn when he suffered an injury and had to limp off midway through the first half, adding to Marcelo Bielsa’s injury woes. Pontus Jansson was expected to be ready to start but ultimately failed his fitness battle and didn’t even make the bench for the first leg against the Rams, instead leaving Bielsa with a defensive pairing of Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi.

Shackleton was a more immediate change in the spur of the moment though. The young midfielder was called upon from the bench and even at the age of just 19-years-old, he was able to come in and shine for Bielsa’s side. The Thorpe Arch academy man has a Transfermarkt valuation of just £450,000 but he came on and looked like a gem in his 65 minutes on the pitch, adding energy and creativity as his side won 1-0 giving themselves a lead to take back to Elland Road on Wednesday.

You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Shackleton’s display here:

The Whites absolutely loved seeing Shackleton shine off the bench and will be hoping the young midfielder does the same in the return leg on Wednesday.


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