Reliable journalist: Rookie fast-tracked into Leeds squad to face Notts Forest
By Alex Stevens
New Leeds sensation Tyler Denton is in the Leeds squad to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday, according to a reliable journalist.
The 20-year-old academy graduate has had a memorable week in which he scored the winner on his Leeds debut in their 1-0 midweek EFL Cup win over Luton and signed a new three-year contract on Friday.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay has revealed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday afternoon that the rookie left-back is in the squad for a league match for the first time.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 27, 2016
Leeds take on Forest in the Championship encounter at the City Ground aiming to extend their run of two consecutive wins, following the win at Luton and the notable 2-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
Leeds legend Ian Harte, who is Denton’s agent, had called on the club to give the youngster a new long-term contract earlier in the week.
The left-back produced a scintillating display on his debut in midweek, scoring the winner against Luton with a superb curling effort from the edge of the area.
Signing for Leeds at just seven, Denton is the latest example of Leeds’ esteemed academy after captaining the under-21 side. The left-footer can also play in central-midfield.
Leeds manager Garry Monk drafted him into the senior squad in pre-season and Denton has been given the number 33 shirt for the season.
In other Leeds news, this former centre-back target is the subject of a £3million Premier League bid.