Date: 24th August 2017 at 2:07pm
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By Harry Sykes

Young Leeds striker Mallik Wilks has joined Accrington Stanley on loan until January, according to a report.

He has also signed a 12-month contract extension with the Elland Road club.

Wilks, 18, has made one senior appearance for Leeds, in the FA Cup last season, but it wasn’t a happy debut.

He was part of the team that lost 1-0 to non-league Sutton United in one of the worst days of previous manager Garry Monk’s reign.

However, Wilks is seen as one for the future and the youngster will now head to League Two to gain some valuable experience.

The news was officially confirmed, along with the announcement that he had signed a new 12-month contract extension, until the end of the 2018/2019 campaign, on the Leeds Twitter page on Thursday afternoon.

Accrington Stanley are currently sixth in League 2 and Wilks will hope to make an immediate impact in the first team.

In other Leeds news, a Sky journalist has revealed Garry Monk’s stance on Rudy Gestede after Middlesbrough rejected the Whites’ bid.

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