Leeds star Noel Hunt tweets about his pride after captaining the U21 side

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Leeds United's Noel Hunt has tweeted after captaining the development side on Tuesday.

Leeds United striker Noel Hunt says that he was proud to captain the club's development side in their latest match.

Hunt scored in the under-21 fixture, as he led by example and helped ease some of the less experienced members of the Whites' squad through the game.

The forward, who has struggled to break into the first-team set-up this season, took to social media site Twitter to express his joy at being able to lead out the side today.

 

The development side fixtures have taken on greater importance since Neil Redfearn has taken charge as the 49-year-old has already stated he will trust the youngsters to guide the club forward.

It means that everyone playing at this level will be aiming to impress to show the manager they are ready to play for the senior squad.

It would have been Hunt who caught the eye on Tuesday and the Republic of Ireland international will be hoping to keep showing his ability when given the chance.

Redfearn should know all about Hunt's talents from the pair's time working together earlier in the season. 

The former Reading man has actually been in good form for the development squad, and is notching fairly regularly, but he cannot seem to do the same for the first-team.

Hunt has not scored for Leeds in over a year now, although this is partly down to the fact that he has only been given two chances to play in the senior squad this season.

Many players would have tried to force a move because of this, but Hunt has shown a good attitude and he will be hoping his persistence pays off for him soon.  

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