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

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.

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

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