Eddie Gray names Leeds' future central midfield pairing

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Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has suggested who he feels will be playing as the club's key central midfield partnership in the future.

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray has revealed to the Yorkshire Evening Post who he feels will be the club’s central midfield pairing in the future.

Leeds have a talented group of young players on a great run of form, which has left Gray in admiration for a pair of important midfield men.

“Once the players get a bit more experienced, especially the young boys in the midfield area, I don’t think Alex Mowatt will play on the left side in a five,” said Gray.

“I think he will eventually play as a central midfielder with Lewis Cook.”

Mowatt has been reintroduced to the team playing slightly off to the left of midfield.

He scored a superb free kick in the win against Millwall last week, which will give him plenty of confidence that he can have a big impact over the rest of the season.

Lewis Cook has just been thrown into the team at 17-years-old and is effectively expected to get on with it.

The level of maturity and responsibility he shows in big games for the club is remarkable considering his young age.

He looks as though he can be an important player in the middle of Leeds’ team for as long as the side want him.

Whether the pair are right to play together at the moment is doubtful considering the need for an experienced midfielder to provide that gritty edge, as provided by someone like Rodolph Austin.

The message Neil Redfearn will be giving the pair of them over the rest of the season is simple; get your head down, work hard and don’t do much differently.

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