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Leeds prospect Parkin comments on new signing Brian Montenegro

Leeds United's Luke Parkin says he is enjoying playing alongside Brian Montenegro.

Luke Parkin has added to the growing praise regarding loanee Brian Montenegro.

The Paraguayan has not started a game for the first team since arriving at the club in August, instead featuring regularly for the under-21s.

Both players starred in the midweek under-21 cup win over Leicester City, with Parkin bagging two goals.

He spoke to praise his teammate, telling Leeds' website: "I really enjoy it. I like Brian, he’s a great lad.

"We get on off the field as well. We link up well. There’s a lot of strikers so you’ve got to be on top of your game." 

While Parkin, 19, is an excellent prospect himself who aspires for the first team, Montenegro is likely ahead in the pecking order.

In on loan for the season, Leeds have only a limited time to see what he can do. He was picked by Neil Redfearn for the under-21 side when he was in charge and scored goals, so the head coach is well aware of what he can offer.

Versatile enough to play out wide, he can bring a different option, and deserves more than the four minutes of Championship football he has played to date.

While there are tough fixtures to come between now and the new year, sooner or later Montenegro's form should see him land his first start, and begin staking a claim for a permanent deal.

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