Leeds United manager offers positive comments regarding Jack Clarke

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur broke their near 18-month transfer drought back in the summer with the purchase of young Jack Clarke from Leeds United.

The 18-year-old had impressed towards the tail end of the Championship season for Leeds, with Spurs deciding to sign him up and loan him back out to his boyhood club.

However, it has been far from a dream season for Clarke so far for Leeds, as the youngster has been extremely limited in his game time.

So far, Marcelo Bielsa has not played Clarke in a single Championship match, handing him only 115 minutes across two League Cup games (Transfer Markt).

Clarke has also featured for the club’s U23 side, but seems to be finding it difficult to break back into the first team as he did last season.

However, after a slow start to the campaign, Bielsa has now revealed that Clarke is taking positive steps along his process to the first team.

He said (Football London): “He is improving. Clarke has a process that allows him to play in the first team. After he had a problem far from a long period. Now, step by step, he’s finding his level.

“When an attacker plays well, he immediately becomes a resource for the manager because it’s very difficult to play well when you are attacking, Clarke has the same options as Pablo, Helder and Harrison.

“When he’s powered to unbalance a match he’s better than one of his team-mates. He’s going to have space because all the managers pay attention, no manager would ignore his skill.”

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