Leeds United have been the team to beat in the Championship this season, and it seems like there is no stopping Marcelo Bielsa’s side at this moment in time.
Their achievements have been even more remarkable given that Leeds have had a number of injuries to deal with in the first-team squad.
The Leeds boss has rarely had a fully-fit squad to choose from at all this season, and he’ll be keen for that to change in the coming weeks.
One man that recently was sidelined was Jack Clarke, who was admitted to hospital with a viral infection that has kept the young winger out of action since they rescued a draw against Middlesbrough in early February.
But Marcelo Bielsa revealed in a press-conference ahead of their game with Bristol City (sourced from Leeds Live, 12:36pm), that Clarke is set to feature for the under 23’s side in the near future.
Clarke’s imminent return to the first-team picture will surely have a number of players on edge over their starting spot in Bielsa’s squad.
Jack Harrison in particular is likely to be sweating more than others over his starting spot, and he could be replaced by Clarke when he is deemed fit enough for the first-team squad.
Harrison has only has three goals and two assists to his name this season, which doesn’t make the best of reading for a winger in a Leeds team that have looked impressive this season.
Whilst Clarke has two goals and two assists in just 16 league appearances, of which four have been starts for the Whites.
Clarke is more direct and difficult to predict compared to Harrison and Bielsa is surely going to ben tempted to throw Clarke back into the starting XI when he does return from his illness.
If you’re Jack Harrison, you have every reason to be fearing for your starting spot with Clarke set to return in time to help aid Leeds’ promotion bid this season.