FORMER Forest Green midfielder Jordan Stevens is being tipped to make a significant impact in the Championship with Leeds United next season.

Gloucester-born Stevens,19, made the move from Rovers to Elland Road in January 2018, for an undisclosed fee, including a sell-on clause. He made his first-team debut for Marcelo Bielsa's side a year later after he stepped off the bench in the 2-1 Championaship defeat to Stoke City.

And with Jack Clarke on his way to Spurs this week in a £10million switch, Stevens, who has been converted into a winger, is expected to push his way into the first-team squad.

Yorkshire Evening Post sports writer Lee Sobot believes Stevens is one of six players from within the current squad who could be looking at playing a much more prominent role in the 2019-2020 Championship campaign.

This is what Lee had to say about Jordan's prospects next season.

 Jordan Stevens

It’s a bit of a leap of faith suggesting that Stevens could have a significantly bigger impact next term but the clues are there.

They include Bielsa’s words on the former Forest Green Rovers teenager following his appearance on the bench at the expense of Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown and even one of last term’s finds of the season Jack Clarke at Preston in April.

“He has all the necessary skills to play on the side in attack. He has good quality and speed, too,” said Bielsa about a player whose one outing for Leeds came in difficult circumstances in January as a 76th-minute substitute following the dismissal of Pontus Jansson in the 2-1 loss at Stoke.

But Stevens, 19, has been making notable progress for Carlos Corberan’s Under-23s and his ability to play on either flank will stand him in excellent stead, as will his work rate.

Bielsa is known to be on the hunt for three more wingers with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Helder Costa, Liverpool’s Ryan Kent and Manchester City’s Jack Harrison all targets but Stevens could be another option from within.