While Carlos Vinicius’ debut and Gareth Bale’s first start (of his second spell) have understandably captured the headlines, the Lilywhites also had another debutant in their 3-0 win over LASK on Thursday.
Jack Clarke was bought on from the bench by Jose Mourinho in the dying moments of the game to replace Vinicius.
The winger only got a few minutes of action under his belt and did not have enough time to make a meaningful impact on the game but it was still a significant milestone for the youngster.
Clarke had disappointing loan spells with Leeds and QPR last season and his career looked to be heading on a downward trajectory.
However, the club have chosen not to loan out the 19-year-old this season, with reports indicating that Jose Mourinho has been impressed with what he has seen of him in training (Football.London).
The youngster will be hoping that this is the first of many opportunities that come his way in the Europa League this campaign.
He took to social media to express his delight at making his first-team debut for the club.
— Jack Clarke (@JackClarke09) October 22, 2020
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