Kalvin Phillips assesses his performance for Leeds United against Reading

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Kalvin Phillips made his first appearance for the season for Leeds against Reading.

Leeds secured a 0-0 away draw with Reading on Sunday, and Kalvin Phillips has assessed his first appearance of the season in an interview with the official Leeds website.

Phillips said: “I thought I played well in the first half, in the second half I was getting a little bit tired but I haven’t played 90 minutes so it was good. I thought I did what the gaffer wanted me to do. I kept the ball well in the first half; I was just getting tired in the second half.”

Phillips impressed in the game, playing in a deeper role in the centre of midfield. He completed three tackles, won two aerial duels and completed 31 passes.

The only weak area of his 72 minutes on the field of play was his composure and passing accuracy, managing to find a teammate with just 55% of his attempted passes.

Considering he is just 19-years-old, and had not appeared this season prior to the game, it is no surprise that he struggled to continue his performance for the entire game.

Phillips only made his debut last season, but he is considered one of the better prospects in the Leeds academy, and he is expected to make the full step up into the first-team this campaign.

Head coach Uwe Rosler certainly seems keen on the young midfielder, and he could be the latest in a long line of academy prospects to establish themselves in the Leeds first-team.

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