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.
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.
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While he looked okay moving forward with the ball as Leeds were on the attack, Davis was given the run around by Aston Villa’s forwards – especially Yannick Bolasie and Jonathan Kodjia.
The youngster’s performance was rightfully criticised on social media, but the majority of supporters were understanding of his struggles given Davis was making his debut against one of the best teams in the Championship.
You can see some of the best reaction to Davis’ performance below…
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