Ian Harte tweets his verdict on Charlie Taylor, jokes about replacing him

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds icon has praised the 21-year-old full-back.

Leeds United legend Ian Harte has heaped praise on 'top left-back' Charlie Taylor on Twitter after joking that he is getting his boots ready to play for the Yorkshire side again this Saturday afternoon.

United will host Brentford at the weekend, with Harte a guest of honour at Elland Road.

And the 38-year-old joked that he could play at left-back for Leeds on social media, before swiftly being told Taylor is too good to be replaced.

Harte then responded in good humour and praised the young Leeds man, who has enjoyed a terrific start to his league season.

 2015-16 Final-Third EntriesChances CreatedTacklesInterceptionsMinutes Played
Charlie Taylor 56 5 7 17 450
Gaetano Berardi 49 2 12 13 366
Sol Bamba 32 2 14 16 450
Kalvin Phillips 16 4 9 6 219
Sam Byram 14 9 3 5 389
Stuart Dallas 14 5 4 3 426

As Opta stats show, the 21-year-old has so far been one of Leeds' most impressive overall performers - and not just in defence.

In five Championship games, Taylor has entered the final third more times than any of his team-mates, created more chances than anyone bar Stuart Dallas or Sam Byram (both of whom play in more advanced positions) and won more interceptions than any other Leeds player.

Once Taylor reaches his prime, an interesting debate could be whether he could have caught Harte in his...

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