Mark Jackson makes claim about Leeds starlet Crysencio Summerville
Mark Jackson has lauded the recent form of Crysencio Summerville and admitted that he would not like to be tasked with marking the Leeds United starlet – in comments reported by Leeds Live.
Summerville looks to be closer to a first-team debut at Elland Road right now than at any other time since arriving last summer.
The 19-year-old has been in scintillating form for the under-23s for some time. And he has been included on the first-team bench by Marcelo Bielsa on several occasions.
Leeds, of course, could have to make a change out wide. Raphinha’s situation is currently up in the air after he was called up by Brazil.
Meanwhile, Dan James is yet to train with his new teammates following his deadline day switch to the Whites.
So that may leave the door open for Summerville. Certainly, several of the fans are hoping that he makes his debut when Liverpool come to Elland Road this weekend.
And Jackson has suggested that the Dutchman could definitely cause problems if he is given a chance.
“He’s in a good moment at the minute, is Crysencio,” he said, as reported by Leeds Live. “He’s a real handful as a player. I certainly wouldn’t like to mark him, I don’t think many people would.
“He’s in a good moment. He’s clear in his mind and he’s a focused young man not to get carried away with anything.”
Summerville could be wildcard for Leeds as Jackson praises wide-man
Of Leeds’ wide options, Summerville is likely to be the one Liverpool know least about right now.
But that may perhaps open the door for the teenager to be something of a wildcard on Sunday.
He is hugely exciting when he is running with the ball. And he appears to have a piece of magic up his sleeve.
It is a huge ask to expect Summerville to make an impact should he make his debut against Liverpool.
But Jackson appears optimistic that he can step up if he gets the nod.