Adam Forshaw has claimed that the future is bright for Leeds United, after Alfie McCalmont made his debut for the club during the 3-0 win at Salford City in the League Cup last night.
The highly-rated 19-year-old midfielder came off the bench during the second half of the first-round tie at Moor Lane and turned in a good performance as Leeds ran out comfortable winners.
Forshaw – who was not included in the squad for the cup clash – has congratulated McCalmont on making his debut in a message on his personal Instagram story, insisting that the future is bright for Leeds.
Eddie Nketiah put Leeds ahead on his debut with a close-range finish moments before half-time, before Gaetano Berardi doubled their advantage five minutes into the second half.
Mateusz Klich put the result beyond any doubt with a curled effort from the edge of the box and with Leeds in total control of the match, Marcelo Bielsa gave McCalmont a chance to impress off the bench.
You have to agree with Forshaw here.
Leeds have produced some very talented young players over the past few years and I’m sure McCalmont would have been delighted to finally make his debut for the first team.
The midfielder will be determined to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Clarke and Kalvin Phillips, who have gone on to become key players for the Leeds first team after progressing through the academy at Elland Road.
McCalmont obviously has a lot of potential and it’s important that he’s able to use this experience as motivation to keep working hard, in the hope that he’s given more opportunities to impress for the senior side in the future.