This week has been a pretty good one for young Jamie Shackleton. The 18-year-old midfielder made his debut on Saturday evening, coming off the bench for the last 15 minutes of the Whites’ superb 4-1 win at Derby before signing a new three-year with the club just two days later.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 13, 2018
The young midfielder is one that a lot of fans will be keeping a close eye on over the next few years. He could just be the next big thing to come out of the club’s academy and join the likes of Lewis Cook, Fabian Delph and James Milner as stars in the Premier League. It won’t be an easy path to follow, but it looks like the youngster has all the talent to make it in the top flight and if he can gain promotion with the Whites this season it would be a great start.
You couldn’t fault anyone in a Leeds shirt on Saturday night. Even the goal they conceded was a superb one that Baley Peacock-Farrell had no chance with, and overall it was a resounding win for the Yorkshire club who are sitting pretty second in the Championship, only behind Middlesbrough because they’ve played a game less. If Marcelo Bielsa’s side can keep up their form, then there’s no reason they can’t win the league and Shackleton will be hoping he can play his way into the starting eleven as the season draws on.
You can read the buzzing Leeds fans’ verdict on Shackleton’s new deal here…
Always said Jamie was a massive talent another top talent from our Academy that keeps on giving
— Kenneth Roy Brown (@kennybrown1964) 13 August 2018
Little dynamo this one #LUFC
— eddieleeds (@eddieleeds1) 13 August 2018
Nice fresh Kenzo top on him aswell, do bits this lad
— Mikey Murray (@mikeyLUFC94) August 13, 2018
What a week for the lad. Well done
— Adam Haywood (@DonVito_84) 13 August 2018
He had some nice passes, very promising player.
— Kamil Biały (@Lajt89) August 13, 2018
Suuuuuperb.. looked good when he came on. Hope there’s a 50m release clause in his contract
— phil (@loveleeds80) August 13, 2018
He must be so happy what a feeling. The club must rate him highly.
— BORIS FOR PM (@Murray__87) August 13, 2018
Shackleton will need to keep his feet on the ground at Leeds and Bielsa can help him with that. It will be tough for him to get into the first team but if he can get there, he certainly has the ability to stay there.