Jack Clarke enjoyed a rare high point in what has been a difficult teenager season for the teenager as he made his first appearance for England at any level against Holland this evening.
The 18-year-old, who has made just two senior appearances for Leeds United this term, both of which coming in the Carabao Cup, was a second-half substitute for England Under-20s as they were held to a goalless draw by the Dutch at Shrewsbury Town’s New Meadow.
The on-loan Leeds winger will be hoping for more valuable minutes when England travel to Switzerland on Monday afternoon, especially considering his next action for the Whites is likely to be for their Under-23s side, with Marcelo Biesla opting to leave him out of his last five Championship squads.
If Clarke’s fortunes in West Yorkshire don’t improve over the coming weeks, Tottenham have the option to recall the man they signed for £10m from the Elland Road outfit in July.
Showtime! Jack Clarke comes on for England #LUFC
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— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) September 5, 2019
Elsewhere, Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga, who was heavily involved with the first team in pre-season over the summer, also started and helped the Three Lions keep a clean sheet.