Jamie Shackleton is the latest youth player to have his number called, and with Stuart Dallas being down for up to six weeks, he’s got a chance to get into the side and make a difference.
Last season, Tom Pearce managed to make a few appearances in the side after fullbacks started dropping like flies, and so this season, with Dallas going down after Luke Ayling and Gaetano Berardi have already been out for awhile, it’s Shackleton’s turn to play at right back.
Shackleton has mainly played as a central midfielder, but Marcelo Bielsa thinks he can play right back, and well, who are we to doubt him. Dallas had put in a few good games at right back recently, but otherwise he hasn’t been extremely impressive at all, so if Shackleton is impressive, don’t be surprised to see the Academy player get an extended run in the team.
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