Oldham boss Harry Kewell has showered Leeds United loanee Alfie McCalmont with praise following his excellent performance this weekend. 

Latics beat Salford City 2-1 on Saturday with two late goals completing a comeback following an early Salford strike.

After the game, Kewell labelled McCalmont as his man of the match and couldn’t stop praising the young Whites midfielder.

Kewell is quoted by The Oldham Times as saying, “I thought Alfie was excellent today, he was my man of the match.

“He was all over the place – fast, furious, getting on the ball, confident on the ball, just perfect for me today.

“Even in the first half he was getting on the ball and he was trying to work things. His performance was superb.”

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Oldham fans were furious when McCalmont was left out of the matchday squad to face Newport County just a few weeks ago.

One loan player had to miss out with only five allowed in the matchday squad and Kewell decided to leave out the Leeds man.

Many said that he was the club’s best midfielder and following Saturday’s win, it is easy to see why.

It is fair to say that Kewell will not be making that particular selection error again any time soon.

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As always it is brilliant to see a young Leeds star thriving away from Elland Road as they learn their trade in the lower leagues.

Hopefully, McCalmont can get a few more ‘superb’ performances under his belt before the end of the season.

It may be too soon for him to come into Marcelo Bielsa’s side next season so perhaps we will see him on loan at a Championship club next term.

McCalmont has age on his side and if he carries on performing as he has done recently then there is no doubt that he can be a big player for us in the future.

In other Leeds United news, one of our former forwards has backed Bamford’s England chances. 

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