Leeds United loanee Alfie McCalmont has been the centre of attention this week after his masterclass for Oldham Athletic.

The midfielder has been shining at Boundary Park and scored an unbelievable volley against Exeter City on Tuesday evening.

McCalmont has now been involved in nine goals in his 27 appearances in League Two this season, despite leaving Elland Road being known as a defensive player.

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Michael Owen has been blown away by McCalmont, and even reacted to his goal against Exeter with a message of support on Wednesday evening.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Owen was awestruck with the strike before making a joke about the stewards watching despite their being no fans.

“Awesome,” he wrote. “Steward didn’t look too impressed.”

Forget Phillips replacement.

For many years now we have been told that McCalmont will be the perfect replacement or back-up for Kalvin Phillips.

Looking at this evidence, we believe that the Northern Irish youngster could easily slot into the role occupied by either Stuart Dallas or Mateusz Klich ahead of the Yorkshire Pirlo.

McCalmont did it all against Exeter on Tuesday evening, proving he can be a real asset in all thirds of the pitch for his side.

The midfielder not only created two chances and scored, but he also won four tackles, as well as completing three interceptions [LUFCDATA].

It may be jumping the gun giving that McCalmont is still only playing in League Two, and it is a huge jump to the Premier League.

Many have done it from the under-23s this season though, and this loan spell will only be a positive for the young midfielder; he’s certainly catching the eye.

In other Leeds United news, Mateusz Klich tests negative for COVID-19 after initial scare


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