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Leeds: Phil Hay hails Whites’ ‘best crop’ of youngsters in years

Leeds: Phil Hay hails Whites’ ‘best crop’ of youngsters in years -Leeds United

Leeds United’s youth team players could be the most exciting crop since the last time the Whites were in the Premier League, according to journalist Phil Hay.

The Lowdown: Leeds youngster continue to impress

Leeds’  Under-23s were in Premier League 2 action on Friday night, playing out a thrilling 4-4 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers U23s.

Some glittering football was on show from the Whites, who sit fourth in the table and were only denied victory by a last-gasp equaliser from the visitors.

The Latest: Hay left hugely impressed

Someone who was watching on was The Athletic‘s Hay, who took to Twitter to wax lyrical over the young players on show, saying Leeds haven’t had a better group in their ranks for a few decades, delivering a nine-word verdict:

“The best crop since the previous Premier League era.”

The Verdict: Building for the future

While Bielsa’s men are enjoying a great period in the club’s history currently, it is vital that the long-term picture is always looked at.

Eventually, the Argentine will move on and key players will either age or leave as well, so ensuring there is top young talent to replace them is vital.

The current crop certainly look like a hugely gifted bunch, with Joe Gelhardt arguably a standout figure, and it will be fascinating to see how they continue to thrive as the Premier League 2 season progresses.

In other news, a worrying Marcelo Bielsa update has emerged. Read more here.


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