Henry Rollinson could be the next teenager fast tracked through the Leeds United youth system.
Leeds United have one of the best academy setups in England, which has allowed the first team to benefit from players naturally progressing from the youth team ranks and into the first team.
U18 coach Jason Blunt pleased with his side's display against Swansea yesterday. U16 Henry Rollinson had a terrific debut in midfield #lufc— LUFC Academy (@LUFCacademy) October 19, 2014
Lewis Cook is an example of what can be achieved, with the likes of Chris Dawson knocking on the door and there could now be another teenager progressing through the ranks.
Henry Rollinson is a 15-year-old who plays predominantly for the Leeds under-16 side, who started the under-18s 1-1 draw against Swansea City over the weekend.
Considering how intimidating it can be for younger players to play in groups far above their age range, Jason Blunt (Leeds under-18 boss) is thought to be delighted with how the youngster performed on his debut.
The job for the Leeds under-18 side is going to be finding some consistency with only one win in their last four games meaning they are placed just below the top places in the second division of the under-18 Professional Development League.
However, keep an eye on Rollinson throughout the season, especially as he’s now likely to get further chances in the under-18 side.