Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn sees a future at club for youngster Chris Dawson

The midfielder has suffered with injury for the past two years but is finally looking back to his best.

Leeds United are looking like a team on the up again under boss Neil Redfearn. The youth academy continues to produce quality, the players are playing for each other and they are in promotion form.

The performances of Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook and Sam Byram have been integral to their success under their former youth coach and the hope is plenty of the academy products can come through and become regular first-team players.

One such player is attacking midfielder Chris Dawson.

The talented Welsh under-21 international made bis original breakthrough to the first team in 2013 but he as struggled with shoulder injury since then.

He has played just twice since his debut in 2013 but is still only 20-years-old. He has recently impressed for the under-21s and in Redfearn he has a boss who knows his ability.

The Leeds boss told BBC Radio Leeds yesterday:

"Without having the operation again he had a bit of a setback [on his shoulder injury].

"Chris has done well, I just think that, at this moment in time, from where we are, you've just got to be careful with how many you blood at the same time. You want to give them a proper chance.

"He's done ever so well. I watched the game against Brentford, the 21s game, he was outstanding at Elland Road.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Chris Dawson is going to be a big part of what's happening at Leeds United for years to come. But its about the right time the right opportunity and I am really mindful of, that we don't put too many in together at once and dilute the fact that we've got a little bit of inexperience."

Dawson has struggled with these shoulder problems since 2013 but it is now hopefully an issue he is putting behind him.

With him emerging along with the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Lewis Walters the future looks bright for Leeds.

Fans will now be hoping that Redfearn remains to help nurture these excellent talents into a promotion battling outfit for next season.

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