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Luke Parkin open to loan move from Leeds to secure first team games

The young striker is eager to catch the eye of Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler in pre-season.

Leeds United striker Luke Parkin has expressed his delight at signing a new one-year contract at Elland Road, while telling the club website that he knows what he needs to do in order to develop and move closer to a first team place.

The 19-year-old impressed for the Under-21s last season, scoring nine times and finding himself on the cusp of the senior squad at various points of the campaign.

And Parkin knows he has to continue making an impression if he is to catch new Leeds boss Uwe Rosler's eye.

"First impressions are massive," he told the Leeds site. "You don’t get second ones and you’ve got to take it and show them that you’re up for it."

However, as Parkin seeks to get a taste of first-team football this season, he admitted that his age demands that he consider a loan move to do so if opportunities at Elland Road are hard to come by.

The forward even revealed that there was interest in a loan move last season, but that the Whites were eager for him to continue his development where he was.

"We’ll see what happens in pre-season," he added. "If I’m not in and around it, then I’ll maybe go out on loan.

"I think a few clubs last year - I’m not sure who – were interested, but Leeds wanted to keep me there because I was playing quite a bit in the 21s and pushing for the first team when I was in the squad.

"I’m not sure who it was but I think I’m at the age now where if I’m not playing week in, week out for the 21s, or even if I am, it might help to develop me as a player and as a person to get some games somewhere."

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