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Leeds United: Fans react to stats of Jamie Shackleton’s performance against Southampton

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Leeds United fans have been reacting to stats that have emerged surrounding Jamie Shackleton in their game against Southampton.

It was a game to forget for Marcelo Bielsa’s men on the south coast as they lost 1-0 to the Saints, with some calling it their ‘worst performance’ under the Argentinian, which is certainly saying something considering they conceded six goals at Old Trafford last season.

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However, it appears as though there were some good things to come out of the game, with the performance of 22-year-old being one of them.

The Leeds United stats account @LUFCDATA provided some data from his performance, where he put up some rather impressive numbers, including six tackles, five interceptions and completing 83% of his passes inside the opposition half.

These numbers left a portion of Leeds United fans impressed when they saw them on Twitter, with many hoping that he will continue to get minutes in the future having put together a nice little run in the first team recently:

“If anything, last 3 games shacks has shown he is here to stay. Would love to see him in midfield once Ayling is back”

“Love this kid. Just like Alioski who we miss massively. Yes I said it. It just shows what energy and enthusiasm can do. Guaranteed starter and would love to see him cover KP role in his absences”
“The only positive out of today’s game. Shack is absolutely ready to be a Starter”
“Has to start”
“The one bright spark.”
“Shining light in a dour afternoon”
“Cracking player”
“Despite the result, Shackleton was the best player on the pitch by far.”

Do you think Jamie Shackleton has a bright future with Leeds United?

No, he's not that good

No, he's not that good

Yes, he's a solid player

Yes, he's a solid player

Given that Leeds United have only won one game so far this season, they might need a few more performances like this, not just from Shackleton, but from a lot of the players moving forward.

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