Leeds fans are raving about Jamie Shackleton after youngster's Reading cameo

A young Leeds fan waits for the team bus ahead of the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on January 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The Leeds United youngster almost grabbed an assist against the Royals.

Jamie Shackleton of Leeds United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham, England, UK, on Saturday 26th January...

Jamie Shackleton has once again made a positive impression on fans of Leeds United, despite playing little more than 20 minutes of Tuesday's win at Reading.

Shackleton came on for his 22nd Leeds appearance - all of which have arrived under Marcelo Bielsa - and very nearly registered his third assist for the club, with Patrick Bamford screwing narrowly wide from his young teammate's intelligently-disguised through-pass.

 

It would have been the icing on the cake for Bielsa's team, who were already 3-0 up and heading back to the top of the Championship.

Yet despite the result, Shackleton's performance has not gone unnoticed.

This is what those of a Leeds persuasion are saying about the 19-year-old academy product on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shackleton spent the early part of the campaign covering at right wing-back, but has found attacking midfield chances easier to come by after Samu Saiz's December exit.

The Leeds native signed a new three-year deal at Elland Road last August.

Luke Freeman of Queens Park Rangers and Jamie Shackleton of Leeds United challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland...

How big a role could Shackleton play for Leeds between now and the end of the season?

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