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Berardi produces a simple assessment of the younger players at Leeds

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi is in no doubt over the strength of the younger players at the club.

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi told Radio Yorkshire that he has no doubt when assessing the younger players who became vital parts of the first team last season.

Berardi was clear when asked about Lewis Cook and other youngsters at the club and suggested that they have momentum from last season, which they should be looking to carry forward.

Uwe Rosler has a big challenge as head coach to transform and move the younger players on another level, after Neil Redfearn exposed them to the pressure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the country during the last campaign.

“Lewis is a very good young man, he’s a very very good player like Mowatt, like Sam Byram – Every young player who played with us last season has been extremely good,” he said.

One of the things, which makes Cook such a talented and remarkable player is the maturity he shows in every game.

One of the first decisions Massimo Cellino made on his return to the club was to get Cook committed on a new, longer contract which made it difficult for any club to poach him away from the club.

He’s a very fit young man and the player who Rosler will most likely want to sit and control the tempo of Leeds’ play next season.

Alex Mowatt and Sam Byram are also good examples of talented players in other areas, with the list also extending to the likes of Charlie Taylor, who is vital down the left, and Kalvin Phillips, who will be challenging for a central midfield place.

There’s not too much Rosler has to do to push them on another level, but the introduction of more quality in the transfer market as well as challenging them in training will be a good start.

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