By Alex Stevens
Billy Whitehouse has joined non-league side Guiseley on a three-month loan from Leeds, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Conference Premier side revealed on their official website that the 20-year-old has completed a move from the Yorkshire giants.
Whitehouse has been in the Leeds development squad since signing from Doncaster Rovers in August.
The versatile youngster, who can play on the right wing or at full-back, made nine appearances for Doncaster’s first team before undergoing a trial at Leeds and persuading the club to offer him a deal.
“Billy creates chances and his work ethic is good. He is an example for the younger lads in the group,” said Leeds Under-23s coach Jason Blunt, as quoted by the Telegraph and Argus.
“It is not just about technically how good you are – it is about desire, attitude in and around the training ground, manners, the whole package and Billy has it.”
Whitehouse claimed his aim was to graduate to the senior Leeds squad when he joined from Doncaster in early August.
“I just want to keep progressing now and see where this season takes me,” Whitehouse told the official Leeds website. “I’ll start off in the Under-21s and I just want to try and keep on doing the best I can to catch the manager’s eye.”
Garry Monk is building a young, strong crop of players in his first season in charge at the Championship club.
Eleven senior players were recruited in the summer, with all aged 27 or under bar Rob Green, 36, and Pablo Hernandez, 31.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have made an approach for Nottingham Forest centre-back Jack Hobbs.