Prutton: The thing you get with the youngsters at Leeds United

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Former Leeds United player David Prutton is clear over what he sees as key advantage created by the younger players at the club.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton told Radio Yorkshire what he feels is the ‘main feeling’ created by the club’s younger players.

Leeds have already done some very good work during the close season, keeping Lewis Cook at the club on a new contract, with Kalvin Phillips also set to be confirmed on a new deal, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

While positive over the club’s younger players, Prutton has also suggested that it’s vital the club works in some solid experience to compliment the talent already in place.

“The thing you get with these lads and the main feeling you get is that sense of loyalty and endearment towards the club that has given them a foothold in football and as I’ve said before, you’ve got to keep them together plus you’ve got to mix it with some good old fashioned experience,” he said.

Uwe Rosler has a responsibility to maintain the good work which has been done with the younger players by old manager, Neil Redfearn.

It’s also the German’s job to justify spending in relation to the experience he wants to come into the team, which can get more out of the younger players.

Key experience will offer protection to other players, as well as ensuring guidance is in place if next season doesn’t start according to plan for younger players who are more vulnerable from a mental point of view.

The connection between the team and the fans is very important and it’s strengthened when supporters see individuals representing the first team who have been raised through the academy system.

Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Phillips, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor, the list just goes on and on and it needs to continue growing.

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