A quartet of Leeds United youngsters are set for a breakthrough towards more first team action next season after impressing at reserve level, according to a report.
Leeds Live state that defender Hugo Diaz, midfielders Tyler Denton and Madger Gomes and striker Jack Clarke are the four starlets set to make the step up and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tom Pearce, Baile Peacock-Farrell and Paudie O’Connor, with the trio all establishing themselves as regulars in the senior side.
Diaz and Gomes have both appeared for the first team this season, once and twice respectively, while Denton and Clarke have only managed to make an unused substitute appearance each – but that could change next season.
It is said that the quartet, along with any other under-23 stars performing well, are in with a chance of taking a first team place if the opportunity arises, with the youth system having shown itself to be a good producer of talent.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds have a very proud tradition of producing young, home grown talent, so to know they have so many names banging on the door of the first team will be music to the fans’, as well as the staff’s, ears. It might be a case of whatever position Paul Heckingbottom – or whoever might be manager next season – will need in terms of who is the next to make the step up, but at least the club know they are covered in terms of injuries or suspensions. Still, as good as having youngsters available is, unless they are a seriously special talent it should not take away from the fact this squad needs work doing to it to improve on a disappointing campaign.
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