Player lowdown: Jamie Shackleton

Player lowdown: Jamie Shackleton

Find out more about Jamie Shackleton.

Jamie Shackleton is one of the latest players who has progressed through the youth set up at Thorp Arch into the first team.

Here we find out more about him, from the first pair of boots he bought to his favourite career moment.


What was the first football match you attended?

“It was Leeds United against Charlton Athletic when we were in League One, I’ve got a picture of when I was stood in the stand!”


Did you have a football hero/icon when you were younger?

“I used to love watching Fernando Torres when he was at Liverpool.  He was my favourite player when I was six/seven years old.  He was class to watch and at his peak.”


How old were you when you started playing football?

“I was at primary school, so when I was four or five in the playground.”


Can you remember the first pair of boots you went to buy?

“They were Nike T90s, a great pair.”


What boots do you currently wear?

“I’ve currently got an Adidas X pair.”


What’s the best moment for you in your career?

“I’d say coming on for my debut against Derby County, all of my family were really proud.”

Jamie Shackleton


Who is the best player you’ve come up against?

“Probably Tammy Abraham, he was really difficult to mark.”


What’s your favourite Leeds United moment so far?

“Other than my debut, winning away at Aston Villa.  I came on for the last part of it when we’d got it back to 2-2.  When I came on it felt right and we felt on top.   We felt like a goal was coming and for it to happen right at the end, it’s as good as it gets really, especially at a ground like that.”

Jamie Shackleton 


Which player in the current Leeds team do you think has the most banter and why?

“It’s between two, but I’ll give it to Ezgjan Alioski.  It’s banter but borderline annoying!  I like his Gjanni cams, on a few he’s beating me up but it’s all funny!”

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