Rodolph Austin jokes about Leeds United youngster Charlie Taylor's intelligence

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Leeds United have put their faith in their youth system this season.

Leeds United midfielder Rudolph Austin has told LUTV that he is pleased to see so many youngsters breaking through at Elland Road.

Leeds have built their success this season around their academy graduates - with Lewis Cook, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor and Alex Mowatt playing prominent roles.

It is something which Austin feels will stand the Whites in good stead for the future, but he wasn't going to be overly complimentary towards his younger teammates. 

"They're very good. Very good young players. I'm happy to see the club bring through those players - [Lewis] Cook, Sam [Byram] and Charlie [Taylor], even if he is a bit thick," he joked. 

Even though Taylor might not be winning Mastermind at any point in the near future, he does seem to have the ability that will deliver a very bright future.

The left-back has stepped into the senior side following the departure of Stephen Warnock to Derby County back in January and he has hit the ground running.

Taylor has looked comfortable playing at Championship level and has offered the side an attacking threat, as well as proving to be solid in defence.

Taylor will be expected to progress even further next season, but there is a question mark over whether Austin will be able to witness his development up close.

The Jamaican midfielder is out of contract at the end of the campaign and there has been no indication that the club will be offering him a new one as yet. 

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