Leeds manager reveals why he has not been playing Jack Clarke this season

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur famously went 18-months without signing a single new player over the course of last season, despite reaching the Champions League final for the first time.

After such a historic year and the new stadium having been open for a number of games, it seemed logical that Spurs would spend this time around.

Sure enough, Levy soon ended the drought with the signing of young Jack Clarke from Leeds United, but decided to loan the player back to his old club for a year.

Although Spurs would not reap the benefits on their new signing straight away, this would give him a far better chance at first-team football, or so many thought.

In fact, Clarke has yet to appear for Leeds in the League so far this season, despite being a regular towards the end of the last campaign.

His game time has been limited to one EFL Cup run out and a match for the U23 side, and Marco Bielsa, the Leeds boss, has now spoken out on this.

He said (Yorkshire Evening Post): “For me he’s an important player because he has very good individual skills, one v one.

“There are reasons enough to say nothing is special about why he is not in the 18 players in the last two games.

“In fact we have a lot of matches in the month of August.

“Very probably the next game on Tuesday a lot of players that didn’t play before will be in the squad.

“In this moment, the wingers I am focusing on are Costa, Hernandez and Harrison.

“They are in good performance. Clarke will be in or will be a substitute of one of them.

“It is usual for this type of competition. Jordan Stevens is another option.

“Nothing is for sure.”

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