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Mallik Wilks joins Doncaster Rovers on loan

19 year-old striker spent time at Accrington Stanely and Grimsby Town on loan last season

Notts County v Accrington Stanley - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Leeds United’s young striker Mallik Wilks set for another loan move, this time to League One Doncaster Rovers. The 19 year-old prospect will go to Doncaster until January, meaning that he can either extend his loan move, go out on loan to a different team, or be recalled for the U23s. If he is recalled, it would be unlikely to see him in the first team anytime soon.

Wilks split last season on two loans. He was on loan first to Accrington Stanley, and after being recalled in January, he went out again on loan to Grimsby Town. He was injured at Grimsby Town, and so didn’t get nearly as much time on the pitch for Grimsby as he did at Accrington.

Per the club’s official website:

Leeds United can confirm Mallik Wilks has today joined Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers on loan until January 2nd.

Wilks enjoyed two loan spells last season, making 24 appearances for Accrington Stanley and picked up a League Two winners medal in the process, before joining Grimsby Town in January.

Wilks scored three goals last season in League Two appearances last season, all for Accrington Stanley. He also scored two goals in four appearances in Doncaster’s EFL Trophy campaign last season as well.

Wilks told the official Doncaster Rovers website, in regards to the opportunity at Doncaster,

The gaffer came to watch me last season whilst I was at Accrington and he was at Peterborough, so I knew he had been after me for a while, he is a good manager and I know he will get the best out of me.

I see Doncaster getting promotion to the Championship and I want to play a part in that, I won the league with Accrington last season and I want to keep progressing.

Doncaster Rovers are a real community club and I am delighted to be here