Leeds United loanee Mallik Wilks proves inspirational for Doncaster Rovers to achieve top-six finish
Leeds United youngster Mallik Wilks is enjoying a fruitful loan spell at Doncaster Rovers. And it is not quite over yet.
Wilks provided an assist for Doncaster on the final day of the campaign. Doncaster secured a 2-0 win over an impressive Coventry City team to secure a top-six finish.
Doncaster and Wilks now have a play-off campaign to look forward to. A two-legged semi-final against Charlton Athletic now awaits.
And Wilks will play a key role in Doncaster’s promotion push. With 16 goals and 10 assists, Wilks has been one of Doncaster’s most lively attacking threats all season.
The 20-year-old predominantly operates on the right wing. Using his pace and power, he causes League One left-backs a lot of issues. And cutting inside, he has a wonderful left-footed shot in his locker.
Wilks’ reputation is growing with each game that passes. The Leeds academy product has an exciting future at Elland Road when he returns from this loan spell.
While Leeds prepare for their play-off tie against Derby County, Wilks has his own play-off concerns. His primary focus will be on the upcoming semi-final.
But his future with the Whites will be playing on his mind. He probably has more chance of a first-team breakthrough if Leeds stay down but he will want to be playing for a Premier League side.
If he can guide Doncaster to promote, perhaps a loan return to the Keepmoat Stadium could be on the cards.