Paul Hart praises new Leeds United signing Jordan Botaka - Superlatives galore

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The new Leeds United signing has already impressed one member of staff after a fine showing for the under-21s.

Paul Hart has been speaking to Leeds United’s official website after his under-21 side defeated their Bristol City counterparts 3-0 on Monday.

Casper Sloth opened the scoring before substitute Frank Mulhern netted a swift brace but when the match first kicked off all eyes were on new Leeds signing Jordan Botaka.

The 22-year-old signed an initial two-year deal at Elland Road at the start of the month and he got his first taste of action in a Leeds shirt after sitting out the first-team’s match against Brentford on Saturday.

Botaka is predominantly a right winger who can also play on the opposite flank if required and he scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists at his previous club Excelsior.

He wasted little time impressing for Leeds’ young side, making chances of his own and laying on Sloth for the vital opener, and after the match Hart was quick to praise the new addition.

“His attitude to the game was terrific,” Hart told “He’s a very, very skilful player; that goes without saying. Some of the things he did with the ball were really exciting to see.”

That bodes well for the Leeds supporters desperate to see Botaka in senior action, and if he continues to perform like this for the under-21s, it will not be too long before he gets the call from manager Uwe Rosler.

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