Some Doncaster Rovers fans are praising Leeds-owned attacker Mallik Wilks.
The Thorp Arch gem played 80 minutes on Friday night as Donny drew 0-0 at home to Barnsley at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The 20-year-old, who has had two loan spells away from Leeds at the same club this season, has been one of Rovers' best players with 13 goals from out wide, but he was unable to inspire his side again last night.
Manager of the League One side Grant McCann brought Wilks off with 10 minutes to play.
Here's how fans reacted to the youngster's display:
Doncaster first half the better side pressed high and their final ball was excellent Mallik Wilks very threatening always found himself in space to create something out of nothing #DRFC— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) March 15, 2019
Been saying it months but we need to break bank for Wilks in summer. Massive potential and once it fully clicks he’ll be worth millions. The perfect Grant McCann player #drfc— Robert Ghosh (@Rupee92) March 15, 2019
Don’t get why Wilks keeps getting subbed off at 80 mins. Attack might as well come off for the last ten mins coz with him and copps gone we seem to just see out the last ten mins instead of keeping the pressure up. #DRFC— Will Pearce (@rovers_will) March 15, 2019
Was man of the match in my eyes tonight. Couldn’t understand why they took him off.— Rich Pinder (@Rich_Pinder) March 15, 2019
If we don't go up I couldn't see us letting him go, would definitely be in our squad I reckon.— Tom Cade (@TC02ADE) March 15, 2019
If Leeds win Premier League promotion then it seems possible that Wilks could be offloaded.
He is a big talent but is he really going to go from a very good League One player to a Premier League ace over the course of the summer? It's doubtful.
At his age, Wilks still needs a lot of football for the sake of his ongoing development and the disappointing thing is that Marcelo Bielsa just might not be able to offer that next term.
The Whites will take a massive step toward the top flight today if they beat Sheffield United at Elland Road to establish a five-point cushion in the automatic promotion spots.
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