Lewis and Nathan Turner have been recalled from loan deals, which means they could get a chance to claim a place in the Leeds first team.
Brian McDermott has always been a very savvy manager when it’s come to introducing young players into his senior teams, when the pressure is well and truly off.
Leeds United have two games of the current season left to play, with no chance of making the play-offs which means McDermott could be willing to give the Turner twins a chance to impress after some superb displays at Chester this year.
Lewis Turner, a defender, and Nathan Turner, also a defender could very soon find themselves with an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular place in the Leeds side that they didn’t see coming.
There is absolutely no harm in giving them a run out and testing the water, to see if they can reproduce some of the consistency they both displayed earlier in the season.
If anything this is going to benefit Leeds in more ways than one, because here are a pair of brothers, with that common sibling rivalry looking to get an edge over each other in terms of their professional careers.
What is also significant is that both players have contracts which are due to expire this summer, which means if they do get a solid chance, they will also be playing for their futures.
That is also positive for Leeds because it eradicates the chance of any mistakes developing through their inexperience, as they should be paranoid about that leading to the exit door.
However, there needs to be a little bit of realism here because Chester are a Conference North side. Fair enough, they have dominated that non-league division before but it’s a massive step up from that to the Championship.
Fortunately, McDermott is the sort of boss who will bear in mind this sort of realism, but also wants to give them a chance.
It’s much more likely that if they are used in the Leeds first team and look a bit out of their depth, they will be sent out on another loan deal next year but opportunities like this have the benefit of transforming the way that young players can perform.
It’s a big ask but if either of them can really impress McDermott, they may get regular chances in the first team squad, which then leads to them being able to nail down a defensive position and have a fair crack at dominating the back four.
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