Jack Sparkes

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Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
 
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Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
Fearlessness and freedom? Ouch : no wonder he's out of the reckoning.
 

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Anyone else disappointed we haven't seen more of Sparkes?

I know he's only young and I wasn't expecting him to be a regular yet but I thought we'd have seen him coming off the bench a few times by now. I don,'t know what side he normally plays on as I've only seen him play once at Swindon where he played on the right, but i thought i saw someone say he's normally left sided. If that is the case, is having Edwards on loan keeping him out?

Those of us who saw that game at Swindon will remember how he changed the game when he came on and was the width of the post away from winning us the match. Although I accept basing an opinion on a 15 minute appearance maybe a lititle foolhardy, he looked to have that wonderful fearlessness and freedom you quite often get with young attacking players, and I can't help feeling we should be taking advantage of that before experience, wisdom and coaching knock it out of him.
I can't pretend I haven't thought pretty much the same thing myself. However, in defence of Tis, Ollie Watkins' introduction to the first team seemed to follow a very similar pattern and that didn't turn out too badly!
 
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