Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor is relishing the prospect of featuring against Sunderland today.
Injury to captain Stephen Warnock has seen the 21-year-old named in the Whites squad who will take on the Black Cats in the third round of the FA Cup at the Stadium of Light.
Taylor last made an appearance for Leeds in August, but he is looking forward to playing against Premier League outfit Sunderland today.
“It’s unfortunate with Stevie’s injury, but hopefully if I do get the chance, I will impress and give the manager a problem,” The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes the youngster as saying. “We will have to wait and see the team whenever it gets named. But hopefully I will be playing…
“I can’t wait for the (Sunderland) game. Hopefully I am involved and if I am, it is a huge game and one I can’t wait to play in.
“I need to take my chance when I get it. I have not had much chance this season and if I do play, I want to try and impress.”
It will be interesting to see if Leeds manager Neil Redfearn starts the young Taylor against Sunderland.
Although Gus Poyet’s side are struggling in the Premier League, they do have a superior team and will be favourites today.
If Leeds hope to win today, then they will have to play their best available players.