Leeds United announce their 12 new scholars for 2015

Elland Road Revie Stand

A group of young footballers have signed two-year scholarship deals with Leeds United.

Leeds United have announced the 12 young players that will make up this summer’s scholarship intake at Elland Road on their official website.

Last week Leeds revealed which players would be leaving them, with nine first-team players heading for pastures new rather than having their previous deals extended. But this week it is all about the next generation of potential stars at the club.

Leeds have announced that the 12 players have all signed two-year scholarship deals, with a view to becoming professionals in the summer of 2017.

It is no doubt an exciting time for the youngsters but they will know just how hard they will have to work if they want to make it where so many before them have failed.

Leeds have one of the best academies in the country, and their first-team has benefited from that in recent times with the likes of Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor becoming first-team regulars.

It remains to be seen which of the latest intake will make it, but they will no doubt take inspiration from those who have come before them.

The full list of 2015 scholars is as follows: Will Huffer, Tom Godden, Theo Richardson, Mallik Wilks, Henry Rollinson, Jake Croft, Lewis Knight, Max Hill, Clarke Oduor, Matthew Downing, Ryan Ferguson, Jovanni Sterling

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