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.
Marcelo Bielsa reveals Jamie Shackleton will start this weekend against QPR and provides positive news over Patrick Bamford and Izzy Brown. #lufc https://t.co/sUTTv0dHq2— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) December 6, 2018
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.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Adam Forshaw said that the defeat to West Bromwich Albion has helped Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
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West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic has been ruled out for a month after suffering an injury against Cardiff City. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
Javi Martinez, who played for Marcelo Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao, might be departing Bayern Munich in the summer. [Bavarian Football Works]
Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas is (once again) linked with a move to AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
Recap of the LigaMX Femenil semifinals. [FMF State of Mind]
Ivan Juric has been sacked by Genoa and replaced by Cesare Prandelli. [Football-Italia.net]
Juventus have reported reopened contract talks with Alex Sandro. [Black & White & Read All Over]
MLS newcomers FC Cincinnati are reportedly targeting Philadelphia Union players CJ Sapong and David Accam. [Brotherly Game]