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3 goals in 2 U21 games: Leeds prospect pushing for first-team chance

Leeds United's Chris Dawson played a starring role for the U21 side again today, backing up last week's performance.

Leeds United's Chris Dawson is doing all he can to force his way into the first-team with his performances for the Under-21 side at the moment.

Dawson has scored three times in his last two games for the Whites' development side and is earning plaudits from everyone at the club.

After playing a starring role, and scoring once against Doncaster Rovers last week, Dawson notched twice in the side's 2-1 win over Bristol City today, which put Leeds's U21 side top of the league. 

It was a performance which is sure to have impressed first-team manager Darko Milanic, who is looking to add goals to the team.

The Slovenian has seen the first-team score just once in his three matches in charge so far, and if Dawson continues to hit the back of the net he can do little more to impress.

Neil Redfearn, the club's academy boss, said that Dawson was ready for a regular first-team place last week and his performance today only backed up those comments.

Dawson, himself, has expressed a desire to play first-team football and admitted that he may seek a loan move to get a taste of senior football.

“If it is not here [that he receives first-team football], then hopefully on loan for a month. I think it needs to be the next step now for my career," he said. 

It is now up to Milanic to show the faith in the club's youth system by picking Dawson ahead of some more experienced stars in their first team and give the 20-year-old the chance that he craves so badly. 

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