Neil Redfearn urges Leeds United youngster Lewis Walters to be 'patient'

Neil Redfearn

The teenager has been out injured for a number of months but is now pushing for first-team football.

Leeds United have a fine reputation for developing young players and that is no different now. The club have plenty of home grown talent in the squad at the moment. The likes of Sam Byram, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt are all regulars and in recent weeks Charlie Taylor has proved himself worthy of a first-team place.

The next name on that list could be Lewis Walters.

The flying forward, who can play through the middle or out wide, is just 19-years-old but Neil Redfearn thinks very highly of his talent.

At the weekend, although not officially named on the bench for the game with Millwall, Walters was the 16th man in the Leeds group for the game. He participated in the pre-match warm-up and is nearing a first-team berth, after a spell out with a knee injury.

In his press conference at Thorp Arch today Redfearn confirmed that Walters is pushing for first-team football. As quoted by the official Leeds United Twitter account Redfearn stated:

Walters patience should be rewarded. He offers them pace and trickery, as Redfearn says, something different from their current crop, and at just 19 he is a raw talent chomping at the bit to get involved.

A game against Championship leaders Middlesbrough is unlikely this weekend but before long Walters will surely be making his Leeds debut under the tutelage of Redfearn.

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