Leif Davis: Leeds United supporters feel very, very sorry for teenage full-back who had to make debut vs Aston Villa


Leif Davis: Leeds United supporters feel very, very sorry for teenage full-back who had to make debut vs Aston Villa

Leif Davis made his professional football debut on Sunday afternoon as Leeds visited Aston Villa.

Davis, the teenage full-back, was named on the bench for the clash at Villa Park, but was drafted into the starting line-up just before kick-off as Barry Douglas was struck by illness in the warm-up.

Davis found life hard against Jonathan Kodjia and Yannick Bolasie

It was surely a big moment for the 18-year-old, who had never before made a professional football appearance, either for Leeds, or for Morecambe – the club from which he was signed earlier this year.

Davis would have hoped his debut went better, however.

Leeds were 2-0 down inside the first 20 minutes, and Davis showed he was clearly not ready for this level of football.