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Ian Harte reacts to Jack Clarke's heroics for Leeds

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Jack Clarke dazzled for Leeds United's youth side again on Friday.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Jack Clarke enhanced his burgeoning reputation at Leeds United on Friday with a brilliant performance for the Under-23 side.

The 17-year-old dazzled in Leeds' 5-0 demolition of their Bristol City equivalents, setting up Patrick Bamford's opener, before adding a third himself on 23 minutes.

Jack Harrison, one of five first-team players to start the game yesterday, whipped an excellent cross to the back post and Clarke guided the ball home with a wonderful first-time volley.

It was Clarke's third goal in a week after netting twice against Cardiff City last time around, and Leeds legend Ian Harte, who represents the teenager, reacted to the goal on Twitter:

 

As brilliant as Clarke can be down the line, Leeds fans are unlikely to see him in a competitive game this season, unless it's the FA Cup.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have already been eliminated from the Carabao Cup, which was Clarke's best chance of making a senior appearance this season you feel.

The Whites are top of the Championship and so far mounting a serious promotion challenge, meaning that Bielsa has little room to experiment. 

Simply put, United don't need Clarke at the moment, but they certainly will at some point in the future.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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