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If Leeds won’t spend to bring players in it has the alternative of bringing young players on.
Lewis Cook*, a 16 year-old CM, featured in a recent Development Team game; to get so far so young shows promise!
Last year, Sam Byram broke through the ranks to become one of Leeds most valuable assets, and it is a fair bet that we have a few more like him in our reserves.
Here’s a (cobbled together) list – excluding goalies:
Charlie Taylor LB, Lewis Turner LB, Smith Tiesse LB, Ross Killock CB, Zac Thompson RB/CM
Chris Dawson CM, Alex Mowatt CM, Nathan Turner CM, Lewis Cook* CM, Simon Lenighan MF, Kalvin Phillips MF
Lewis Walters FW, Luke Parkin FW
As you are well aware, I am a great believer in giving youth a try. Revie had the guts to do it in this division and look what happened!
I realise it's a different game today, but the team we currently play will not get us too far. Stop mollycoddling the kids and give them a go even if just to help them go up a level. Dawson has been spoke about a lot as have many on Andy's list. Big Mac looks as though he may have the guts to do it, but the consequences of it not working are possibly greater today than in the 60's, however Southampton have always followed that route and it has paid off handsomely for them. Who's to say some of ours may not turn out like the Ox or Theo.