Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa comments on Jack Clarke's cameo

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.

The 17-year-old earned his second Championship appearance for Leeds United.

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Speaking to a press conference, as quoted by Leeds Live, Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has acknowledged Jack Clarke's cameo today.

The Whites missed the chance to move top of the Championship this morning by losing 2-1 away to Blackburn Rovers.

Darragh Lenihan struck the winner on 70 minutes, after Mateusz Klich had cancelled out Rovers' second-minute opener through Danny Graham.

Clarke, a 17-year-old academy graduate, has previously impressed in a cameo role against Brentford prior to the international break, and Bielsa gave him another 15-minute stint today.

 

And it looks like the veteran Argentine was impressed with Clarke, who replaced Stuart Dallas.

"What Pablo did on the pitch was important. Jack Clarke also had a positive influence on the game," he told a press conference, via Leeds Live.

"What we can say is we can blame a loss against a rival that is not better than us. That’s not a good point."

Clarke is certainly one to watch in the future, but it's indicative of Leeds' dwindling attacking options that Bielsa is forced to rely on a teenager to be a game-changer.

Bielsa had Kemar Roofe back after missing over a month, but Patrick Bamford remains injured, while Pablo Hernandez only managed a 20-minute cameo after he too spent a while on the sidelines.

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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