Evans reveals four Leeds youngsters could play in clash against Hull

By Alex Stevens

Teenager goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is one of four Leeds youngsters who could play in their Championship showdown at Hull on Saturday.

Manager Steve Evans has revealed Peacock-Farrell, Lee Erwin, Kalvin Phillips and Lewie Coyle are all in contention to feature at the weekend.

Evans is keen to give them opportunities in the final three matches of the season as Leeds aim to build on their run of three consecutive wins.

Peacock-Farrell, 19, made a smooth first-team debut in deputising for the suspended Marco Silvestri in April’s 1-1 draw at home to QPR and he is in line for a second match for the club.

Wide forward Erwin, who made his first Leeds start in Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory against Wolves, right-sided player Coyle and central midfielder Phillips are all in the manager’s thoughts.

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Asked if Peacock-Farrell could be handed his second Leeds star at Hull, Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Maybe. He will hopefully get involved to start a game before the end of the season and there’s one or two others as well.

“There’s young Kalvin Phillips ,who is due a chance and you look at young Lewie Coyle – I know he played on the right side the other night but there will be an opportunity for him somewhere within the three we think.”

Responding to whether or not Erwin would be seen again this season, Evans told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I hope so. We say to all the players that we pick the team based on what our eyes tell us and not what reputations tell us.

“We have always done that as a management team and I think Lee’s performance in the second half showed he has got a future and the kid can play.”

Leeds have beaten Wolves, Reading and Birmingham in their last three matches to lift them to 57 points and 11th position in the Championship table.

In other Leeds news, Evans has explained how Lewis Cook can rise to be on a par with one of the Premier League’s biggest stars.