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Wilks: Mallik Rashaun Coley Wilks

2016-Current (Leeds Player Details) (Player Details)

Striker

Born: Leeds: 15-12-1998

Debut: Sutton United (a): substitute: 29-01-2017

6'0" 11st 3lb (2017)

Born in Leeds he graduated through the Club's Academy and shone brightly in the 2015-16 season for the Under-Eighteens scoring fifteen goals in nineteen starts and two substitute appearances and was also included in the Under-Twenty-Ones where he scored once in two starts and seven games from the bench. 2016-17 saw him score twice in five starts and one game from the bench in the Under-Eighteens, while netting twice in thirteen starts and two from the bench for the Under-Twenty-Threes. He also netted a brace against Hull City in the FA Youth Cup, with a very impressive display at the beginning of December 2016. His form earned him a call up to the first team squad just a week later, where he was named on the bench, by head coach Garry Monk, for Unitedís League fixture with Reading at Elland Road on 13th December 2016. Wilks, who turned eighteen two days after the Reading game, was offered his initial professional contract that would see him a Leeds player until at least the end of the 2017/18 season. He was named on the bench for the Second Round F.A. Cup tie at Sutton United on 29th January 2017and he made his debut as a substitute when he came on for Souleymane Doukara after sixty-four minutes. The match came only three days after Wilks' brother Raheem had been killed outside a barber's shop in Leeds. On 24th August 2016 he was offered a further one year extension to his contract, taking him to the end of the 2018-19 season. On the same day, in an attempt to provide regular first team football, he was loaned to League Two side Accrington Stanley, initially until 3rd January 2018. He made his Accrington debut at Notts County, on the 25th August 2016, as an eighty-first minute substitute for Jordan Clarke and five minutes into injury time he scored the equaliser in a 2-2 away draw. By the end of September he had made seven substitute appearances and scored twice in the League, and had scored once in one start in the Football League Trophy. On 16th September 2016, after coming on to replace Kayden Jackson in the seventy-eighth minute, he scored the winning goal in the eighty- second minute in a 2-1 away win at Chesterfield. On 19th September 2016, he scored his third goal of the season in the Football League Trophy 3-2 victory against Middlesbrough Under-Twenty-Ones, in which he started and played a full game, scoring Accrington's second and equalising goal in the seventy-eighth minute as they went on to a 3-2 home win. He returned to Elland Road on 3rd January 2018 and by then had started three, come on as a substitute sixteen times and been unused on the bench once in League Two. He had also a third goal to his League tally when he netted an eighty-eighth minute equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Newport County on 18th November 2017, after coming on as a seventy-ninth minute replacement for Jordan Thorniley. He had also added a second goal to his Football League Trophy total when he opened the scoring in the seventh minute of a 2-3 defeat by Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on 5th December 2017, in a game that he started but was replaced by Ross Sykes with four minutes to go. In the F.A. Cup he sat on the bench for the 0-0 draw at Guiseley on 5th November 2017 and then came on as a replacement for Mekhi McLeod in the first minute of extra-time in the replay nine days later. He scored in the penalty shoot-out to level the scores at 4-4, but Guiseley took the tie when they scored next. Even though he had left the club in January 2018, he still received a winners medal at the end of the season after Accrington went on to win the League Two title.While back at Elland Road he scored once in four games for the Under-Twenty-Threes, the goal coming on 15th January in a 1-2 defeat at Crewe Alexandra. He had also sat unused on the bench in United's 5-1 home League Cup win over Newport County on 22nd August 2017. On 26th January 2018, he joined League Two side Grimsby Town until the end of the season. He made his debut the following day as a seventy-seventh minute substitute for Paul Dixon in a 1-0 defeat at home to Luton Town. Three days later he was again a late substitute as he replaced Jamille Matt in the seventy-third minute of a 0-3 away defeat by Yeovil Town. He made a starting debut in a 1-1 home draw with Cheltenham Town on 3rd February 2018 and almost played the full game, but was replaced by Diallang Jaiyesimi in the final minute. He started again a week later in a 0-3 loss at Crawley Town, but, unfortunately, he limped out of the game with a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Sam Kelly at half-time. He was unable to play for several weeks and he returned to Elland Road for treatment on 6th March 2018. He returned to Grimsby on 24th March 2018 and immediately started in a 0-4 defeat at Coventry City and played fifty-seven minutes until he was replaced by Scott Vernon. He also started the nextgame, a 0-0 home draw with Stevenage FC on 30th March 2018 and managed sixty-seven minutes before he gave way to Harry Clifton. It was his final game at Blundell Park, where he had started four, been a substitute twice and failed to find the net in his League Two games. Once more Wilks was loaned out, this time to League One side Doncaster Rovers who he joined on 11th July 2018, on a six month loan which was due to end on 2nd January 2019. It soon looked to be a good move for him career-wise as he was given the #7 shirt and soon established himself as a regular in the first team.He made his debut in the first match of the season in a 3-2 away win at Southend United on 4th August 2018 ans scored his first goal when he made the score 2-0 in the fifty-eighth minute. He went on to add four more in the League and one in the League Cup. In the League, he scored a second in the second game of the season in a 3-0 home win over Wycombe Wanderers on 11th August 2018, when he opened the scoring in the fifty-fifth minute. His third came on 15th September 2018 in a 4-1 win at Walsall when he gave Doncaster a 2-1 lead in the fifty-eighth minute, and his fourth came in a 3-3 home draw with Gillingham on 20th October 2018, when he levelled the scores at 2-2 in the sixty-seventh minute. In his third game of the season in a 2-1 away win over Scunthorpe United, he made it three in three games on 14th August 2018 in the League Cup, when he opened the scoring in the thirty-sixth minute. By late October he had started thirteen and come on as a substitute to be ever-present in League One games, and had started once in both the League Cup and the League Trophy. He had been named on four occasions as "man of the match", once been included in the EFL Team Of The Week and once the Sky Bet League One 'player of the weekend'.

AppearancesGoals
League 00
F.A. Cup 0/10
League Cup 00

(To 2017/18)