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Steve Evans says Jack McKay was close to place in Leeds' match-day squad against Wolves

The young Leeds United forward was in line for a place in the match-day squad.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to reporters in his latest pre-match press conference on Wednesday morning, extracts of which have since been published online by BBC Radio Leeds.

Among the topics discussed was his team selection for the recent match against Wolverhampton Wanderers and the Leeds boss explained that January signing Jack McKay would have made the substitutes’ bench if Stuart Dallas had been unavailable.

The 19-year-old striker arrived at Elland Road from Doncaster Rovers in the last transfer window along with his twin brother Paul.

The latter is a centre-back but it seems it is the forward who is leading the way when it comes to a potential first-team call-up.

The young striker has been impressing at under-21 level since his move and he scored his latest Leeds goal in a 1-1 draw against Colchester United on Monday.

With Lee Erwin starting for Leeds and doubts regarding Dallas it seemed a spot may open up for McKay, yet while it did not happen on this occasion his chance may come sooner rather than later.

Leeds have plenty of exciting young players on their books right now and both McKay brothers will be hoping to impress Evans in the months ahead.

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