Jack McKay scores fine finish days after almost making Leeds first-team squad

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The Leeds United teenager is in good form right now.

Last week Leeds United manager Steve Evans explained that 19-year-old striker Jack McKay would have made the match-day squad for the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers if Stuart Dallas had not been passed fit.

Unfortunately for McKay, the Northern Ireland international was back and able to take his place on the bench, but it is clear Evans has faith in the player he brought in from Doncaster Rovers in January along with his twin brother Paul.

The recent comments would have been a real confidence boost for the young forward and he made another case for a first-team berth when he scored a fine finish against Barnsley for Leeds’ under-21s on Monday afternoon.

McKay’s cool finish from inside the box gave the Leeds youngsters a 3-1 lead but the Tykes’ next generation ultimately fought back to ensure a 3-3 draw.

That disappointment aside, McKay is clearly finding his feet given his recent scoring run and there is a chance Evans may find a place for him in the match-day squad either against Charlton Athletic or Preston North End as the Championship campaign draws to a close.

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