Leeds news: Young left-back Denton extends stay at club

By support

27th Jun, 2016 | 12:17pm

Done deal: Possible Charlie Taylor replacement agrees contract terms

By Harvey Byrne

Young Leeds left-back Tyler Denton has accepted a new one-year contract at Elland Road.

The Whites announced on their official club website on Monday morning that full-back starlet Denton had penned a new deal with the club.

The defender, who has been with Leeds since the age of seven, put pen to paper before his previous deal was due to expire at the end of June.

Denton featured regularly for the Under-21s in the 2015-16 season, captaining them in a handful of fixtures, and he earned the offer of an extended deal on the strength of his performances.

Current senior left-back Charlie Taylor is firmly established as first choice and won the club’s player of the year for the recently completed season, but his contract ends next summer and Denton has promised to put pressure on him in the season ahead.

“I played every game for the Under-21’s last season which was a bonus for me,” Denton told the official club website. “I felt as though I was pushing towards the first team, but obviously Charlie’s a great player in that position. I’ve learnt a lot from him over the last few years.”

“I work to be in the first team and put pressure on Charlie. If that chance comes, I feel like I would be ready.”

Denton is one of five existing professionals who were offered new deals by the club when they published their retained list in May.

Goalkeeper Bailey-Peacock-Farrell recently agreed a new two-year deal, but the Yorkshire giants are yet to confirm whether strikers Frank Mulhern, Eoghan Stokes and midfielder Alex Purver will remain at Elland Road next season.

In other Leeds news, The Whites have indicated they will meet the £7,000-a-week wage demands of striker Ashley Fletcher.