Leeds United youngster Charlie Taylor has told the Yorkshire Evening Post he feels the club are currently in the best stable position he’s seen for years.
Leeds are battling away in mid-table in the Championship, but Taylor feels the club have created a springboard for success under current manager Neil Redfearn.
“We want to build a team and keep doing for next year. It’s exciting times ahead over the next year or so and players are going to be attracted to come to Leeds,” he said.
“We are in a good position and the best I have seen in quite a few years.”
Leeds have a number of things to be positive about at the moment, with the youngsters at the club the most obvious positive.
There are several academy graduates who have worked their way into the first team under Redfearn and are playing effectively.
They are an example to the youngsters fighting for a chance in the under-21 side that if they work hard enough, they will get a chance under Redfearn before the end of the season.
The balance in terms of the players, their relationship with the manager and the relationship with the fans all seems to be perfect.
There are few Leeds fans who doubt that Redfearn is the right man for the club or that the youth system has been ineffective.
In terms of what could happen looking ahead to the summer, the situation is a little more unclear.
Massimo Cellino could resume his role in the future and Redfearn will be under pressure to improve various aspects of his squad, such as the need for wingers.
However, Leeds have a sustainable model, which is very exciting and bodes well for next season and beyond.