Leeds United under-23s crashed to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Crystal Palace in the Premier League 2 on Monday afternoon.
The young Whites were on a nine-game winning streak before travelling to the capital, but fell to the same London curse as the first-team.
Mark Jackson’s side had their backs against the wall immediately though, with one massive turning point coming in the first half against the Eagles.
Crysencio Summerville was shown his marching orders for picking up two fast, unnecessary yellow cards in the opening 45 minutes.
The Dutch talent has been superb in recent weeks and months for the youngsters, and he has been slowly knocking on the door of Marcelo Bielsa.
After a hat-trick against Burnley, and then three assists in another convincing win over Middlesbrough, it was becoming clear that he was knocking on the door of the first-team.
Bielsa frequently watches the under-23s, and in their last impressive victory before today, he scored and won a penalty over Norwich after an amazing run.
Could this red card seriously harm his chances?
Helder Costa and Jack Harrison have both failed to catch the eye alongside Raphinha in the past fortnight, and with Premier League survival all-but-secure, chances could start to arrive for these youngsters.
Summerville is clearly the next in line, but he will have to wait for longer than a week to catch the eye again, and by then, Bielsa could make the winger’s promotion even further away.
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