Eoghan Stokes scores brace for Leeds under-21s in 4-0 win

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The 19-year-old Leeds United forward did what he does best on Tuesday evening.

Not for the first time this summer, Leeds United had two sides playing on the same night on Tuesday with their senior team taking on Eintracht Frankfurt and their under-21s playing Pickering Town.

The sides enjoyed mixed fortunes with Leeds losing 2-1 to the German club while the youngsters ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against Pickering.

Midfielder Chris Dawson was a standout star in the latter match, but Eoghan Stokes also had a significant role to play, scoring a brace to back up his credentials as a forward to keep a very close eye on.

Stokes is a 19-year-old Irish striker who knows where the goal is and will be hoping to challenge the club’s senior strikers sooner rather than later.

While Leeds manager Uwe Rosler has a number of such payers to choose from right now, with summer signings Lee Erwin and Chris Wood joining the likes of Steve Morison, Souleymane Doukara, Mirco Antenucci and – for now at least – Billy Sharp, Stokes has the ability to play his way into the manager’s plans in the coming seasons.

There were always going to be some notable omissions from Leeds’ summer tour and Dawson is one such player, but Stokes will be generating plenty of buzz of his own after netting twice on a night when his senior colleagues ultimately fell short – albeit against considerably tougher opposition.

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