Winger Gboly Aribiyi nets international goal and could show Leeds it was a mistake to let him go

Chesterfield's Gboly Aribiyi may yet show Leeds and Southampton it was a mistake to let him go.

Wayne Rooney was not the only player celebrating a personal achievement at international level this week.

Chesterfield winger Gboly Ariyibi was making his first appearances for USA's under-23 team, and found the scoresheet in a 2-0 victory against Qatar last night.

Still just 20, he is making a good impression as he aims to make the squad for the Olympic games next summer, and long term earn a call up for USA's senior team.

Ariyibi has been a regular for Chesterfield this season, as he gets his career back on track after being released by Premier League and Championship sides.

He was let go by Southampton in 2013, having signed with their academy as a kid, and was picked up by Leeds United.

It was for Leeds he made his competitive debut, featuring in a 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest, but was let go last summer.

While he may have been adjudged not to be ready, the following campaign Leeds struggled without any genuine wingers in their squad.

The Whites have since addressed their lack of width by signing Stuart Dallas and Jordan Botaka this summer, but if Ariyibi kicks on at international level then he could start making the club rue letting him go.

Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders last week told The Star that Ariyibi is a player who 'can turn a game in a second,' and has high hopes for the young player's development.

His recognition at international level shows he is making positive strides, and has a real chance of kicking on and becoming a big success.

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