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Clarke Oduor will be hoping for dream debut against former club Leeds United

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Clarke Oduor will be hoping for dream debut against former club Leeds United

The talented Kenyan has been on the bench for Barnsley’s last two Championship games.

Leeds United take on Barnsley this weekend. Plenty of Leeds fans will undoubtedly be wary of some former players hoping to prove a point in the game.

Alex Mowatt, Mallik Wilks and Aapo Halme will all be hoping to start the game at Oakwell. 

However, the game might even see a slightly lesser-known former Leeds talent get a chance to showcase their talent. 

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Clarke Oduor’s exit from Leeds this summer came out of the blue. Plenty felt that the Kenyan wideman has the properties necessary to be a success at Leeds, especially under Marcelo Bielsa. 

But he was sold to Barnsley at the start of August, taking many by surprise. Indeed, Leeds boss Bielsa even admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that he was not overly keen on letting Oduor go. 

 

“We had an expectation for Clarke Oduor…

“…The easier thing for me would’ve been to keep the player here.

“But if I did this it would be because I am only thinking about myself, because I know he has six players in front of him…

“…It’s important for us to know the desire of the player.”


Oduor never made a first-team appearance for Leeds United in the Championship. His one appearance for the club was a three-minute cameo against QPR in the FA Cup last season. 

However, he was on the bench for Barnsley’s last two Championship fixtures and will be hoping to find his way onto the pitch against his former club this weekend. 

It would certainly be the dream way to make his league debut as a professional. Bielsa and Leeds will just hope he does not prove crucial.

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