Leeds United star Lewis Cook praises influence of manager Neil Redfearn

Lewis Cook

The midfielder has been in excellent form in recent weeks.

Leeds United have been in excellent form recently, with the win against title-chasing Middlesbrough yesterday just the latest in a recent run of impressive performances.

Yesterday the goal in a 1-0 win came courtesy of an Alex Mowatt strike, but the work beforehand came from Lewis Cook - who continues to bely his age with his performances for the club.

The 18-year-old has been fantastic this season with yesterday another good performance from the teenager.

After the game he spoke to TheFA.com about his season and the impact Neil Redfearn has had since taking over of the club:

“I was really excited when I went away with the team in pre-season, and I didn’t expect to play to be honest. I wouldn’t have dreamt I’d have played as many times as I have and I’m really proud of myself and all my family are too.

“The club has settled down. We are playing really well and the manager Neil Redfearn has played a big part in that. He’s come in and got us gelling really well. We’re all comfortable on the ball and we’re getting a few wins now.”

The England under-18 international has played 31 games for the club this season since making his debut v Millwall on the opening day of the Championship campaign.

That form has even seen him linked with Manchester United and Arsenal in a report in the Daily Telegraph - which has seen him offered a new contract with the club.

Cook is one of many young players currently starring for Leeds, along with Mowatt, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor. If he can continue his impressive form who knows what the future holds for this young talent.

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