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Redfearn names next Leeds youngster who may be handed first-team chance

Leeds United prospect Chris Dawson will be buoyed by Neil Redfearn's comments.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has suggested that Chris Dawson could be handed a first-team chance in the coming weeks.

Dawson has been in impressive form for the club's development side and Redfearn admits that overlooking him is becoming increasingly difficult.

The problem for Dawson is that there are a number of other academy graduates also in Leeds' first-team and Redfearn has suggested this has been part of the reason for limiting the 20-year-old's chances.

Redfearn spoke earlier this week in the Yorkshire Evening Post about the need to add increased levels of experience in the summer so it is no surprise to see his caution with playing Dawson.

The Leeds boss has a great amount of faith in the club's youth-team set-up, but playing so many inexperienced players together could be a risk.

The Whites already have Charlie Taylor, Sam Byram, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt as first-team regulars, who have come through their academy, while Kalvin Phillips has also broken through in recent weeks.

It means that Dawson may have to wait his turn, but if given an opportunity the Welsh youth international will be hoping to prove that he has what it takes to cut it at senior level. 

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