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Leeds fans praise forward Joe Gelhardt for his Under-23s performance

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Leeds fans praise forward Joe Gelhardt for his Under-23s performance

Leeds United’s Under-23s side were involved in a thrilling match on Friday in the Premier League 2 fixture away to Newcastle United – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter praised their teenager Joe Gelhardt for his performance.

Mark Jackson’s Leeds side showed their attacking talent by racing into a three-goal lead inside the opening half an hour and it was a sign of the upcoming talent at Elland Road.

Liam McCarron scored a quick-fire double for the Whites, plus there was a penalty that was dispatched from Gelhardt.

But Newcastle stunned Leeds by scoring four unanswered goals to win 4-3, with the winner coming in the 90th minute.

Leeds United U23 v Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 - Under 18s Premier League

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A selection of Leeds supporters on social media were still massively impressed with the contribution of attacker Gelhardt, who assisted a goal with a pulled back pass from the byline to go alongside his penalty.

The 18-year-old forward has been grabbing headlines for the Under-23s team since his summer arrival from Wigan Athletic, which is why many are hopeful he can make the step up to the first-team sooner rather than later.

He’s a physical attacker that is extremely strong for his age, plus he’s got a composure in front of goal and looks a senior player in the making.

Here are some Leeds fans discussing Gelhardt:

 

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