Leeds United coach Neil Redfearn hails 'different class' Kalvin Phillips

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Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn was delighted with the performance of Kalvin Phillips.

Leeds United head coach Neil Redfearn has told LUTV he was thrilled with the performance of Kalvin Phillips on his debut for the club.

Phillips played 90 minutes in the 4-3 defeat away to Wolves and Redfearn believes the 19-year-old did not look out of place at all.

He said: "Kalvin Phillips made his debut today, you wouldn't know it was his first game, he was different class.

"He gives us physical presence, he pressured well for the first goal, his touch and range of passing. he played well I thought."

Phillips has been on the verge of the first team for around a month now, waiting for his chance. An injury to Lewis Cook and suspension for Rudolph Austin very much forced Neil Redfearn's hand, but the central midfielder did not let anybody down.

Redfearn added: "It was always going to be when and not if, because he's ready, he showed that today."

The teenager was alongside a former academy teammate Alex Mowatt in midfield, and Luke Murphy, who has bounced back to become one of the club's most dependable players in 2015.

Where Murphy fits in long term is another issue, because if Kalvin Phillips continues to show his worth, and Lewis Cook continues his outstanding form when back from injury, Leeds may just have their dream midfield, and one of the most exciting in the Championship.

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