Charlie Taylor produces another impressive display; decision to make for Redfearn?

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The 21-year-old Leeds star impressed down the left wing against Wigan.

Sometimes, a selection dilemma for a football manager can be the best possible situation.

For Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn, that's currently the case with Charlie Taylor.

Redfearn's squad is stretched at the moment due to injuries, meaning the Yorkshire side has been the subject of various player and position shuffles in recent weeks.

Taylor, 21, has been one of those shuffles, being moved from left-back to left-wing for Leeds. And, as Opta stats show, he impressed against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

  Final-Third PassesFinal-Third EntriesTouchesInterceptionsMinutes Played
Alex Mowatt 11 4 55 2 90
Charlie Taylor 9 11 52 5 90
Steve Morison 7 7 41 0 87
Lewis Cook 5 6 51 1 90
Gaetano Berardi 4 4 72 8 90

Taylor, who was involved in the build-up to Alex Mowatt's winner, completed more final-third passes than anyone bar Mowatt himself and entered the final third more times than any of Leeds' key players.

With 52 touches, the young star was also heavily involved overall at the DW Stadium, while he still didn't neglect the defensive side of the game, making more interceptions than anyone bar Gaetano Berardi.

"I like it," Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds of his new position. "When I play full-back, I like to get forward anyway. I try to help out with whoever is at full-back and I've enjoyed it this last couple of games."

The problem that leaves for boss Redfearn, however, is that Taylor has been equally excellent - if not more so - at left-back for Leeds, with Mowatt in front of him in midfield.

So, when his squad is fully fit, what does the 49-year-old do? Keep Taylor forward á la Sam Byram - or revert him back to defence?

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