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Four early contenders for Leeds United's Player of the Season

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We take a look at four Leeds United players who are likely to be in line for the prestigious award.

With the domestic season approaching its halfway point some Leeds players have shone while others have flattered to deceive, and while there is still a lot of football to be played now is as good a time as any to consider who has impressed in the early months of the campaign.

Leeds have already seen three different men in the dug-out but with Neil Redfearn now firmly in charge there is a real belief that things are on the up at Elland Road.

Here we take a look at four Leeds players who have impressed to such a degree that they could well be in line for the prestigious end-of-season award if they maintain their current form.

Marco Silvestri

Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has been outstanding since his summer switch from Chievo. The 23-year-old has made 20 appearances for Leeds this season and is widely regarded as the club’s best piece of summer business.

A costly error against Blackburn Rovers aside, Silvestri has been consistently good between the posts and will surely be in line for the award.

Alex Mowatt

He may only be 19, but midfielder Alex Mowatt has talent and confidence that belies his age. The teenager has made 14 appearances for the club this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist in that time.

Rumours abound that a number of Premier League sides are interested but he would be wise to remain under Redfearn’s tutelage as he continues his fine development.

Mirco Antenucci

Another Italian who arrived in the summer and shone almost immediately, Mirco Antenucci has been vital for the club thus far.

The 30-year-old has scored eight goals in his first 18 games and he will be vital for their hopes of a play-off push in the second half of the season.

Adryan

Brazilian loanee Adryan had to wait patiently for his chance at Leeds but having been granted it he looks every inch a star in the making.

He is only 20, prone to an animated roll or two and drifts in and out of games, but he has plenty of tricks in his locker and the confidence to go with it. This final choice nearly went to Stephen Warnock, but if Adryan continues to grow as the season progresses he could pip everyone to the award.

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