Leeds United youngster Kalvin Phillips sends cryptic tweet after under-21 defeat

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Kalvin Phillips took to Twitter following Leeds United under-21s' defeat to their Birmingham City counterparts on Tuesday.

Leeds United youngster Kalvin Phillips posted a tweet shortly after the club's under-21s lost 3-0 to Birmingham City on Tuesday, which suggested he may not have been happy with how things went.

"Don't try and change something that doesn't need fixing," he wrote.

The teenager started the match on the bench but came on as a substitute 10 minutes after half-time. However, he would be left to rue a missed opportunity to score a late consolation goal, when his penalty was saved by the opposing goalkeeper Nick Townsend.

Leeds' under-21s are not having the best of times at the moment, having recently suffered a 6-1 defeat to Watford, but it remains to be seen if Phillips' tweet was related to his stint on the bench, his penalty miss or something else entirely.

Earlier this season the teenager was tipped to become the next youngster to make the step up to Leeds' first-team squad, with manager Neil Redfearn telling the Yorkshire Post, "He is definitely one who is knocking on the door."

But with Leeds struggling in the Championship and desperate for every point they can get, Phillips may have to make do with under-21 competition for some time to come.

The trick now is to turn the form around that has seen them suffer heavy defeats despite some very talented youngsters at their disposal.

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