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Leeds prospect reveals the message Redfearn keeps telling Whites youngsters

Leeds United have one of the most productive academy systems in the entire country.

Luke Parkin has told Leeds United's official site that having Neil Redfearn as manager is 'great' for all the youngsters at the club.

Parkin, who scored in Leeds' most recent development squad fixture against Brentford, says that Redfearn continuously tells the youth squad players of their importance to the club and that has given them the motivation needed to raise their games.

Redfearn used to manage Leeds' development squads before making the step up to the first-team and he clearly takes great pride in having some of the youngsters he coached in the senior squad. 

"It’s great. Redders keeps saying that we’re the future and that we’ll get in," Parkin said. 

"All I can do when I get a chance, when I’m starting or on the bench, is just work hard and try and score goals and impress. That’s all I can do really.

"People have been on the bench like Kalvin [Phillips] and people have been in the squad. All we can do is keep on going, all of us."

Leeds have built their success this season around four of the club's academy products and it seems that more could be set to follow in their footsteps if Redfearn is true to his word.

The Whites have Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor, Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt, who are all academy gradates, in their starting line-up and they are building a very exciting squad, as a result.

Leeds have one of the youngest squads in the division and there is hope that this core of prospects can finally get them back to the Premier League.

Redfearn has already guided Leeds away from a relegation fight into a mid-table spot and the task for the boss next season will be to continue to help the side up the table, so they can make a sustained promotion push. 

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