Leeds United

Leeds United youngster Sam Greenwood “is knocking on the door for a first team call up” and may make his debut for the club over the festive period.

That is according to former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the 18-year-old’s form for the Under-23s.

Greenwood has scored a staggering six goals in seven appearances in Premier League 2 this season having missed the majority of October due to injury.

As quoted by the Yorkshire Post earlier this week, Marcelo Bielsa praised the teenager’s versatility and said he has “a lot of capacity to arrive into the free spaces.”

Campbell is adamant the former Gunners and Sunderland striker will get his chance in the first team soon.

“He is knocking on the door for a first team call up and we have seen in the past that Marcelo Bielsa is not afraid to put people in,” he told Football Insider.

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“It does not matter what age you are. If the young man Greenwood continues to score goals then he will probably be in and around it over the festive period.

“He might find himself on the bench and even potentially get on. I wish the young man well.”

Bielsa also lauded Greenwood’s Under-23 teammate Joe Gelhardt, he added: “Gelhardt is a player who when he is close to the box he is very dangerous.

“They can play with either Gelhardt in front and Greenwood in behind or the other way around.”

In other news, Leeds United tipped to sign cover for Patrick Bamford in January after ‘Unforeseen’ development.