Byram: Everyone in the Premier League will know about Lewis Cook

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Sam Byram has hailed the ability of Leeds United teammate Lewis Cook.

Sam Byram believes that Premier League teams will already be tracking the progress of Leeds United youngster Lewis Cook.

Cook has come into the Whites' first team this season and excelled in the heart of the midfield, despite his tender years. 

However, although some of the highest profile clubs may have the 17-year-old on their radar, Byram feels that Leeds are not in danger of losing Cook while Neil Redfearn is manager. 

"He’s getting all the praise he deserves," Byram said to the club's official site. "We’ve known about him since he was younger so it was only a matter of time before he burst onto the scene.

"He’s playing out of his skin and he’s an important part of the team.

"I’m sure everyone in the Premier League will know about him but with Redders in charge, he’s going to be playing pretty much week in, week out. That’s experience he might not get elsewhere." 

Cook is one of the players to benefit most from Redfearn's appointment as Leeds boss, due to the increased opportunities he has been given under the former academy manager's stewardship.

Redfearn has promised to trust his youngsters to push Leeds up the table and Cook is one of the prized prospects that the Yorkshire side have at the moment.

A combative midfielder, he is also capable of driving the team forward and possesses a fantastic range of passing.

It is a skill-set that makes him a complete midfield player in modern day football and one of the Whites' key players, despite his inexperience. 

Cook has already accumulated 21 appearances this campaign and this total only looks set to increase as the season progresses if he keeps his current standards up. 

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