Leeds team news: Denton named in EFL Cup team of the week

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26th Aug, 2016 | 2:39pm

Leeds star named in EFL Cup Team of the Round after stunning debut

By Will Butcher

Leeds’ 20-year-old left-back Tyler Denton has been named in the EFL Cup Team of the Round, after his impressive display against Luton Town on Tuesday.

Denton scored the only goal of the game from the edge of the area to throw the Yorkshire giants into the hat for the third round.

The EFL Cup’s Twitter page revealed their Team of the Round, which sees Denton line up with other “stand-out performers” such as Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Bournemouth’s Marc Wilson and Stoke City’s hat-trick hero Peter Crouch.

Denton made his Leeds debut on Tuesday night as Garry Monk opted to make 11 changes for the game against the League Two side.

Leeds have one of the most fruitful academies in the land, with the likes of Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor all progressing from the youth set-up to professional ranks over the past few years.

Leeds now progress to the third round of the cup where they face Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on 20 September.

Former Swansea manager Monk is expecting a busy week ahead as the summer’s transfer window deadline looms, with new faces set to arrive and players set to leave.

In other Leeds team news, the Yorkshire giants are expected to make 10 changes from the win against Luton for the game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.