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Jack Clarke reacts as Leeds United cruise past Salford City in the League Cup

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Leeds United winger Jack Clarke has posted an update on social media, after the Whites booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup last night with a 3-0 win over Salford City.

The 18-year-old made his first appearance for Leeds since rejoining the club on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and played 70 minutes as Marcelo Bielsa’s side ran out comfortable winners at Moor Lane.

Eddie Nketiah put Leeds ahead on his debut moments before half-time with a close-range finish, before Gaetano Berardi doubled their advantage from a corner five minutes after the restart.

Mateusz Klich made it 3-0 from the edge of the box eight minutes later, to set up a meeting with Championship rivals Stoke City at Elland Road in the next round.

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After the match, Clarke posted a message to Leeds fans on his personal Instagram account, admitting that it felt good to return to action for the Whites.

Clarke has had to settle for a place on the bench in both of Leeds’ opening games in the Championship so far this season, but the winger was given a chance to impress last night as Marcelo Bielsa made several changes to his starting XI.

The Verdict

Clarke is a very talented footballer and he was able to establish himself as one of the best young players in the Championship last season.

He could have another important role to play for Leeds in the Championship this term and there are plenty of positives for Bielsa to take away from his performance against Salford last night.

I’m sure Clarke would have been very pleased to return to action for Leeds last night and he will be hoping that he did enough to convince Bielsa to start him against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

He may have to settle for a place on the bench again though, given the brilliant starts that Pablo Hernandez and Jack Harrison have made to this season.

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