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Leeds United youngster Kalvin Phillips says where his love of football began

A player tipped for big things at Leeds United has sent a message to his former team.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has sent a special message on Twitter to the club where he played youth football prior to his move to Elland Road.

The 19-year-old began life at Wortley Juniors, where he played from 2003 to 2010, and he was back at the club for their presentation evening last week, five years after leaving the club to push for a professional career at Elland Road.

Phillips is regarded as one of the most talented young players to come through the ranks at Leeds and he was given his first taste of senior action this season, playing against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City back in April.

He was an unused substitute for the final four matches of the campaign, but he is expected to feature far more regularly next season and beyond.

Following his return to his former side, the Leeds teenager wrote, “Massive thanks to Wortley FC for the gift; was my pleasure to be back where my love for football first started. Great club.”

Phillips also posted a picture of a trophy that was awarded to him on the night and Leeds are sure to be grateful that the promising teenager fell in love with the game back at a team he still holds in his heart.

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