Lewis Cook had a night to remember and forget against Doncaster Rovers in the Capital One cup, scoring his first career goal and receiving his first career red card both in the same half.
The suspension, while a big blow for the England youth international and Leeds United, could give exciting young talent Kalvin Phillips the perfect stage to show new boss Uwe Rosler what he can do in the Championship.
The 19-year-old made his Leeds debut last season, playing the full 90 minutes against Wolves in a 4-3 loss, and followed it up with a goal in his second game for the club.
Nevertheless, ever since his consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat to Cardiff, Phillips hasn't made another competitive appearance for Leeds and will see Cook's suspension as the perfect opportunity for him to get some more minutes under his belt.
Why should Rosler pick Phillips ahead of his teammates to fill Cook's position?
Phillips is a year older than Cook and, up to now, hasn't been given the same chances at putting his stamp on the first team despite scoring in his second game for the club.
The suspension, while not an ideal scenario, now means Rosler will have to look for a replacement that fits his system and knows the role that Cook does so impressively.
Therefore, Phillips, who would have likely shadowed Cook in training and played alongside him for a number of years, could be the perfect choice to come straight in and fill the void.
It is a big ask of the youngster, but as shown with Cook, when young players get the chance they do have a tendency step up and surprise.