Redfearn hints Lewis Walters could get his Leeds United chance soon

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The 19-year-old's time will come, according to the Leeds boss.

Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has hinted that 19-year-old Lewis Walters could get his chance for the first team soon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Walters was on the bench for Leeds against Watford on Saturday afternoon and almost came on for Redfearn’s men.

In the end, the 49-year-old opted to bring Brazilian playmaker Adryan on instead, as the Yorkshire side blew a 2-0 first-half lead to lose 3-2 to the Hornets.

Redfearn, however, is adamant Walters will get his chance for the Leeds first team in the near future.

“Listen, Lewis will get his chance. We changed the bench around a little bit today and I thought it was the right thing to do,” he said.

“I thought little Adryan (who did come on) looked okay. You just want a reaction from your subs.”

Leeds’ Watford defeat well and truly halts an impressive run of form that had seen them top the Championship table in terms of results of late.

Now, however, back-to-back losses to both Brighton and the Hornets have brought the Yorkshire side back down to Earth.

Next up for Redfearn’s men are Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town, who are enjoying a fantastic season and thrashed United 4-1 the last time the two sides met.

Should the Leeds boss wish to change things up against the promotion contenders, though, Walters will be waiting for his call…

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