By Craig Scott

22nd Dec, 2019 | 5:00pm

Rarely-seen Leeds teen fast becoming an option Bielsa wants to utilise - report

Jordan Stevens made his first appearance of the season for Leeds United on Saturday when he came off the bench in the defeat at Fulham.

The 19-year-old has had a turbulent season which has seen him fined and banned from football-related activities for betting offences but finally made his second senior appearance for the Whites when he got to play at Craven Cottage this weekend.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Stevens is now fast becoming an option for Marcelo Bielsa in his first-team due to injury and fitness issues in the senior squad at Elland Road.

The newspaper reports that Tyler Roberts is set to return to training on Monday but it could be a while before he is fully fit and that may see Stevens get more of a role to play in the coming weeks.

Stevens replaced Luke Ayling in the 72nd minute of the 2-1 defeat to Fulham on Saturday and although he did not exactly stand out in his time on the pitch, it does seem as though the rarely-seen teenager will have the chance to make more of an impact in the near future.

Stevens played on the right-wing after replacing Ayling but according to stats by WhoScored, he did not complete any dribbles or key passes and only found his intended target with four of his six passes.

The former Forest Green Rovers player is still someone who has a lot of developing to do and the more he features for Leeds, the better he is bound to become.

Let’s hope that we do get to see more of Stevens soon but not due to the lack of options in the first-team.

We want to see him play because he can prove to be a gamechanger in the same way Jack Clarke was last season.

In other Leeds United news, Michael Brown was baffled by one moment in the loss at Fulham.