Jamie Shackleton completed 90 minutes in the win over Salford City on Tuesday night – and some Leeds United fans on Twitter were blown away by his performance.
The 19-year-old midfielder got his first appearance of the season in the 3-0 victory over Salford in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
He impressed in the centre of the park for the Whites, where he saw plenty of possession and was effective in a box-to-box role.
His intelligent through ball split the Salford defence for the opening goal, which was eventually finished off by Eddie Nketiah from close-range.
Senior players Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich then netted in the second-half to ensure progression into the next season, where Leeds host Championship rivals Stoke City.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media singled out Shackleton after his performance against Salford.
The teenager is a product of the club’s academy and he made a first-team breakthrough last season under manager Marcelo Bielsa.
He’s now played 25 senior games for his boyhood club and initially slotted in as a make-shift right-back, but is beginning to show his talent in a preferred midfield role and could be the next breakout star.
Shackleton is confident in driving forward with the ball and also has a fantastic passing range.
Here are some Leeds fans on Shackleton:
So impressed with Shackleton. He is a gem of a player. #lufc
— Wolds White (@woldswhite) August 13, 2019
Shackleton has been unreal #lufc
— Nathan Robertson (@NathanRmusician) August 13, 2019
Been super impressed with Davis and Shackleton tonight. #lufc
— Alex Oldham (@alexanderoldham) August 13, 2019
The ball from Shackleton 🤤 #LUFC
— Lee (@LufcLee19) August 13, 2019
Shackleton was excellent he’ll be a starter by Xmas in my opinion such fabulous footballer
— Benny 💙💛 (@BennyTaylsLUFC) August 13, 2019
Tell you what … shackleton just eased through this …. he’s gotta fit into our eleven some how #lufc
— eddieleeds 💙💛 (@eddieleeds1) August 13, 2019
Shackleton was outstanding last night. Can play in several positions and tons of energy. Get him on a 15 year deal!! 😬
— LeedsOnTour™ (@LeedsOnTour) August 14, 2019