Leeds boss drops hint 19-year-old academy talent Lewis Walters could provide winger solution

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Leeds United boss is intrigued by the burgeoning talent of Lewis Walters.

Leeds United failed to add a winger to their ranks in the January transfer window, but the club are still reviewing their options.

Head coach Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds that he is not ruling anything out when the Football League loan window opens on Monday.

He is also exploring the talent in the academy ranks, which he knows so well, specifically teenager Lewis Walters.

Walters featured in pre-season with the first team, only to suffer an injury at the start of the campaign. Redfearn this week confirmed he is back healthy again, and giving him an extra option.

He said: "Ideally we could have had some attacking width, somebody to take people on in the final third especially at home.

"I'm really pleased Lewis Walters is back to the fore, because he's somebody who is that type of player."

Walters is just 19-years-old, and Redfearn knows him well from his time as academy boss. He has shown this season he is unafraid to give young players a chance, with Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook thriving, and Sam Byram back finding his form again.

While it may be a reach to suggest Walters will be under consideration to start this weekend, a place on the bench is not inconceivable.

If Leeds are unable to bring in a winger on loan, and Walters can impress in training, then there is every chance he begins to make a name for himself by playing out on the flanks and giving the team what they need.

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