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Morning Leeds-in for 16 October: Jack Clarke: Leeds debut was ‘proud moment’ for family

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Jack Clarke made his senior Leeds debut against Brentford, and he sounded pretty happy about it.

The teenager was quoted by the official website in regards to his debut against Brentford:

When I first got told I was going to come on it didn’t hit me straight away, I just got ready straight away and got on the pitch as soon as I could,” said Clarke.

There was a minute or so when the ball went out of play and Marcelo and Carlos (Coberan) told me to go out there and enjoy it and seize the moment.

It was brilliant, I felt nervous standing on the side of the pitch and that is when it started to feel real, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

As soon as I came on you could tell the intensity was much harder, it is more physically demanding and everyone is so focused, no-one is switched off and the fans lift everything.

Coming on and making my debut was such a proud moment for my family, because they’ve given so much for me to be in this position.

Since pre-season it has been good for me and working with Marcelo and his staff have really brought me on as a player and they have pushed everybody on.

When you play with better players, it makes you a better player, so it has been really good for me

The 17 year-old enjoyed a brilliant start to his Leeds career, and may he have plenty more of appearances.

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