'Phenomenal': Some Leeds fans wowed by 19-year-old Thorp Arch gem
A number of Leeds United fans have praised Joe Gelhardt for his efforts in Friday’s Premier League 2 clash.
Mark Jackson’s Under-23s picked up their second league win of the season away at Derby.
Leeds U23s ran out 3-2 winners, with Crysencio Summerville, Sam Greenwood and Gelhardt netting for the visitors.
Osazee Aghatise opened the scoring for the Rams nine minutes in, but Summerville equalised for the Whites.
Two more goals came within the opening 30 minutes as Connor Dixon and Greenwood scored to make it 2-2.
Gelhardt then put Leeds ahead for the first time on the night with less than 20 minutes remaining.
And the hosts finished the game with ten men when captain Eiran Cashin was sent off for a second bookable offence late on.
Gelhardt has been impressive at Thorp Arch since his move from Wigan in 2020.
Indeed, The Athletic has claimed that Leeds coaches think he and Cody Drameh will have lengthy Premier League careers.
And some Leeds fans would already like to see Marcelo Bielsa give the 19-year-old a chance in the first-team:
Christ the difference in his physique since he signed. Phenomenal— Derek O Brien 💙💛🤍 (@Sharpeire) August 27, 2021
@SJRigby91 won’t be long till he’s doing this for Bielsa in the first team…— Jared Thompson (@JThompsondesign) August 27, 2021
Lad needs a chance in the prem— HitmanUK (@HitmanALAWuk) August 27, 2021
this lad is special 👌— Kaspa (@Kaspa1066) August 28, 2021
Gelhardt and Greenwood have that relationship where they both just know they’re ballers. Never surprise each other, they just score goals and vibe😂— J T (@JakeTaylor200) August 27, 2021
Based on a very small sample of the second half tonight, Gelhardt is beginning to look too good for u23s and should see the first team at some point this season. Greenwood has more to do. #lufc— Craig Reeves (@vivareeves) August 27, 2021
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