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Sam Byram explains his main focus at Leeds United next season

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One of Leeds United's most talented young players is looking ahead to the new campaign.

Leeds United player Sam Byram has been speaking to the club’s official website about his hopes for next season at Elland Road.

The 21-year-old’s comments will no doubt please those Leeds fans worried they may have seen the last of the player in a Whites’ shirt, with the Mirror reporting last week that Sunderland were willing to pay as much as £8million for him.

The rumours have not completely gone away, but perhaps Byram’s latest comments will put the speculation to bed with the player clearly anticipating remaining at the club next season.

“As a team, we’ve got to look towards getting promotion,” Byram told Leedsunited.com. “That’s the main focus.

“From a personal point of view, I want to keep trying to improve and play as many games as I can.”

Byram turned out 39 times for Leeds last season and he already has an impressive 119 appearances for them in total.

He may have started the season as a right-back but previous manager Neil Redfearn opted to push him further forward and the Leeds youngster blossomed on the right wing, a position he quickly made his own.

It remains to be seen where new boss Uwe Rosler sees Byram playing in the future, but that will be a discussion for another day with the two men yet to meet.

With a contract that expires next summer, perhaps the first thing to discuss is a potential new deal, which Leeds fans will surely want Byram to sign as so many of his young teammates have done themselves in recent weeks.

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