Have Leeds United already signed Jack Clarke's replacement?

Liam McCarron of Carlisle United in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Carlisle United at PTS Academy Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Northampton,...

Leeds United youngster Liam McCarron impressed for the under-23s last night.

Liam McCarron of Carlisle United in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Carlisle United at PTS Academy Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Northampton,...

Leeds United youngster Liam McCarron was one of the best players on the pitch for the under-23s in a draw against Burnley at Elland Road.

McCarron provided an assist for Ryan Edmondson's first half goal in the 1-1 draw.

The cross was a perfectly floated ball into the box for the striker to head home. Edmondson still had a lot to do, but McCarron's pinpoint ball into the box gave the striker a chance.

He pushed for a winner late on, but Burnley were able to hold on for the draw.

This was a good showcase for McCarron, who joined the Whites in the summer from Carlisle United.

This was the type of cross Leeds's first team strikers could also benefit from. Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah would both like a winger who can deliver like that.

McCarron, 18, still has a lot of work to do, and he will get that chance over the course of the season.

By time Jack Clarke departs for Tottenham, when his loan expires, or he is recalled, McCarron may be ready to step up.

Clarke is not getting many first team minutes at all, and he doesn't have a long term future at Leeds; bought by Spurs and loaned back last summer.

McCarron is the future for Leeds, and last night's assist and overall performance showed he is progressing nicely.

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