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Morning Leeds-in for 15 January: Izzy Brown scores twice & plays 90 minutes for the Leeds U23s

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Izzy Brown played 90 minutes yesterday for the Leeds United U23s against Crewe Alexandra, scoring twice. Is a first team debut coming soon?

Marcelo Bielsa likes to have his first team players that aren’t involved in the match to get into the U23s to build fitness, and it’s been widely speculated, if not reported, that Brown would have to get through at least 90 minutes without problems in a U23 match before getting into the first team.

So does this mean that Brown has a chance to play on Saturday against Stoke City? Perhaps. I’m sure that we’ll find out more during Bielsa’s press conference.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Deadspin called Leeds the most fun team in England. Where the hell have you people been for the last 15 years? [Deadspin]

Three things we learned from the victory over Derby County. [Through It All Together]

Jack Clarke made the EFL team of the week. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Huddersfield Town and David Wagner have agreed to part ways. Lol. []

World Football Links

Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek has been linked with a move to AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

Tactical Review of Milan’s extra time victory over Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. [AC Milan Offside]

Chelsea has reportedly agreed to an 18-month loan deal with Juventus to send Gonzalo Higuain to London. [AC Milan Offside]

AS Roma took care of business and beat Virtus Entella 4-0. [Chiesa di Totti]

A wrap-up of the weekend in Mexico’s LigaMX. [FMF State of Mind]