Leeds United welcomed Pacos de Ferreira to Thorp Arch on Saturday as they completed their final pre-season friendly.
The Whites were without a number of players to choose from, and that was evident in the team that was selected.
Marcelo Bielsa named a similar team from the 3-0 defeat against Stoke, with Tyler Roberts replacing Helder Costa in the only change.
That meant that the academy trio of Oliver Casey, Pascal Struijk and Leif Davis continued in a formation that often saw them play as a three-man defence.
Davis played centrally once again against the Portuguese side, despite his natural position being at left-back – not that you could tell.
The 20-year-old made a great start to the game, keeping possession and pushing forward on the ball whenever there were gaps to be exploited.
The young defender has been linked with a loan exit to either Stoke or Portsmouth this season, but these cameos will only help his case of being in the Premier League squad.
Davis only completed 13 minutes in the Championship last season but did suffer from injuries that held him back.
Bielsa is a big fan of the young defender, and everyone remembers the “very good Davis” video that emerged from a friendly last season.
Of course, this team will change dramatically as we travel to take on Liverpool next week, but with a showing like this, it would be no surprise to see Davis on the bench atleast.
Many Leeds fans reacted to the performance of Davis, claiming that he was the man of the match by a landslide at Thorp Arch.
MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
Davis is having a belter of a half here #LUFC
— Post Mix Lemonade (C) (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) September 5, 2020
He really looks class here, even in CB
— Brad Davies (@BradLUFC7) September 5, 2020
VG Davis man of the match by good distance so far
— roaldv (@ArthurNuman1) September 5, 2020
Leif Davis, playing as left-sided centre-half again today, was just our furthest player forward. Vamos Leif Carajo. #lufc
— Tommy ⚪️🟡🏆 (@tommy_lufc) September 5, 2020
VERY GOOD DAVIS. Looking confident at CB and bursting forwards at times. Bielsa's done it again, who would have thought he would be a CB a few years ago. Looks amazing! #lufc
— The Adelites 🏆 💛🤍💙 (@theadelites) September 5, 2020
30mins gone. 0-0.
— Through It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) September 5, 2020
Very good Davis.
— (C)oel🇨🇭 (@LUFC_Brammers) September 5, 2020
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