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Spotlight on: Jack Clarke

5 February 2019

As part of Youth Development Week, we're putting the spotlight on young English players who have enjoyed a breakthrough year in the EFL.

He may have only made 15 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship this season, but that's all Leeds United starlet Jack Clarke has needed to catch attention.

Born in 2000, Clarke has risen through the ranks at Elland Road, but had to be patient when it came to showcasing his talents with the first team. A first senior appearance came in October, but it wasn't until two months later that the youngster started to make a real impression.

Clarke registered an assist as Leeds beat Yorkshire rivals and fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield United and visibly rose in confidence thereafter, going on to play a huge part in one of the games of the calendar year with an excellent solo goal - his first in senior football - against Aston Villa.

A player who can cause problems on either wing, the 18-year-old has been praised by players, pundits and fans alike, and will surely have an important role in his club's bid for promotion as the campaign goes on.

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