Jason Blunt on Leeds United prospect Kalvin Phillips

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Leeds United academy coach Jason Blunt sings the praises of Kalvin Phillips.

Leeds United academy coach Jason Blunt has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that Kalvin Phillips has a bright future.

Phillips is a promising young midfielder who has been in impressive form for the Leeds Under-21 side.

“He stamps his mark on games,” Blunt told The Yorkshire Evening Post. “He’s athletic and a good footballer with a good range of passing and a typical Leeds midfielder who the fans tend to like.”

Phillips has yet to make his debut for the Leeds first team, but the 19-year-old was part of the matchday squad for the Championship clash against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on Saturday, March 14.

It remains to be seen if Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn hands the teenager his first-team debut before the end of the season.

Even if Phillips does not get to play for the senior side until next season, he has shown enough promise and potential for the youth team to suggest that he does have a bright future.

Youngsters such as Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor have all become important players for Leeds this season, and there is every possibility that Phillips could be starring for the Whites in 2015-16.

It will not be easy for Phillips to break into the first team, though, as there is a fierce competition for places in the Leeds midfield.

However, Redfearn has shown this campaign that he is willing to give chances to promising academy graduates, and if Phillips gets the opportunity, then he should make the most of it.

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