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Luke Parkin admits loan move is possible during 'crucial' point in Leeds career

The 19-year-old Leeds star admits a move away could be something to look into if he can't get any first-team action.

Luke Parkin has given new Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler something to think about by urging the need for first-team game time next season, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The teenager was a regular fixture with the Leeds Under-21s last term, netting on a regular basis. The senior side has so far evaded him, however, and Parkin admits first-team action is becoming an important consideration during a 'crucial' time in his career.

Parkin isn't looking to leave Leeds but says a loan move away is certainly something to think about should he not be given a chance within the senior squad.

The 19-year-old told BBC Radio Leeds: "I need to try and break in and around the first team in the first few months.

"If not then look elsewhere on loan for some match experience which I need now as I'm coming up to 20 and it's a crucial time."

Breaking into any first team is always tough for youth players, especially in the Championship and above, but several United players have shown it's more than possible with the Whites.

What's more, Leeds need strikers - if there's anywhere on the pitch they are short, it's up front.

Whether the 19-year-old is the answer, however, will depend on Rosler, the rest of Leeds' forwards and, of course, Parkin himself. If he is given an opportunity, he'll need to grasp it with both hands.

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