Omitted Leeds prospect Chris Dawson updates fans on Twitter when they can see him in action

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Leeds United prospect Chris Dawson will be in action for the club's under-21 side.

Highly rated Leeds United prospect Chris Dawson is keen to get his season started despite a tough opening to the campaign.

The attacking midfielder was left out of the club's pre-season tour to Austria, despite new head coach Uwe Rosler taking fellow youngsters Lewie Coyle and Lewis Walters.

Dawson did not feature in the club's earlier pre-season games against non-league opposition, but is finally expecting to get his 2015/16 campaign underway.

He reached out to fans via his Twitter account on Monday night to urge them to go along and support the Leeds under-21 side against Pickering.

Dawson was a player highly rated by former head coach and head of academy Neil Redfearn, but has so far been unable to make the step up to become a first team regular.

The youngster made three Championship appearances last season, each as a substitute, amassing just 36 minutes of football.

His omission from the tour squad is not a good sign, but he could throw himself back into the reckoning with outstanding performances for the under-21s in the mean time.

The 20-year-old will have a decision to make whether to push on where he is and hope to catch Rosler's attention, or seek out a loan move to a club lower down the leagues where he can get some more competitive football under his belt.

- Leeds United's match at Pickering kicks off at 7.30pm

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