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Let go by Leeds in August, Oliver Sarkic is now in red-hot form

Oliver Sarkic of Burton Albion scores his team's first goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burton Albion and AFC Bournemouth at Pirelli Stadium on September 25, 2019 in...

Leeds United let Oliver Sarkic go over the summer.

Oliver Sarkic of Burton Albion scores his team's first goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burton Albion and AFC Bournemouth at Pirelli Stadium on September 25, 2019 in...

Leeds United allowed a whole host of young players to go during the summer, trimming the numbers in their development setup.

The likes of Paudie O'Connor, Aapo Halme, Mallik Wilks, Liam Kitching, Tyler Denton, Oriol Rey, Hugo Diaz and Tom Pearce were among the players to move on, as was attacker Oliver Sarkic.

Sarkic's backstory is rather strange. Born in Grimsby, Sarkic started at Anderlecht before moving on to Benfica and then Leeds, all whilst playing for Montenegro's youth sides in international football.

 

Sarkic struggled to break through at Leeds, and was allowed to go out on loan to Barakaldo in Spain last season before Leeds let him go permanently in August of this year, joining League One side Burton Albion.

The 22-year-old attacker has been operating on the right flank for Burton, and he's now hit some superb form with the Brewers.

Sarkic scored Burton's only goal in their 4-1 defeat at Fleetwood Town on Saturday, meaning he's now hit three goals in his last four games for Nigel Clough's side.

Oliver Sarkic of Burton Albion and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burton Albion and AFC Bournemouth at Pirelli Stadium on September 25, 2019 in...

Having also scored against Bournemouth and MK Dons, Sarkic is really thriving with Burton now, and starting to realise some of the potential that saw Leeds sign him in the first place.

That's not to say that Leeds made a mistake letting Sarkic go, as it's far too soon to say that, and his form is coming a division below the Championship, but he's showing his quality – and given that he only has a one-year deal at the Pirelli Stadium, he may well attract interest.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell of Shrewsbury Town tackles Oliver Sarkic during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Shrewsbury Town and Burton Albion at Montgomery waters Meadow, Shrewsbury on...

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