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Charlie Taylor singles Kalvin Phillips out for praise

The 21-year-old Leeds star had good things to say about the team-mate two years his junior.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor has heaped praise on Kalvin Phillips after the role he played in Taylor's first ever goal for the Championship side, according to the club's official website.

The left-back-turned-winger netted his maiden goal for Leeds during the 4-3 loss to Wolves on Monday afternoon thanks to 'great pressure' being applied against the opposition back four.

And 19-year-old Phillips was a huge part of that, Taylor admits, praising the debutant for his contribution to a special moment for the Leeds man.

He explained: "It was great pressure from everyone, especially Kalvin. I could see that he was leading him down a bit of a trap and I just anticipated the ball coming across the box and luckily it came to me and I just slotted it underneath the keeper."

The 21-year-old isn't content with just the one goal for the Yorkshire side, however, and is aiming to extend his tally for the Elland Road outfit before the end of the season.

Indeed, Taylor says it's been his aim to score for Leeds ever since he was moved into a more advanced role by boss Neil Redfearn - previously, the youngster had been plying his trade at left-back.

Now that he has achieved his target, though, Taylor says his season aim is to repeat the feat. He has five more opportunities, starting with Saturday aftternoon's home clash with Cardiff City - where it has been confirmed there will be no away fans present.

"Hopefully I can kick on and try and get another before the end of the season," Taylor said.

"Since I’ve been playing in this advanced role on the left wing for the last couple of games, a goal was something I really wanted. Thankfully I got that on Monday night. I was really pleased."

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