Frank Mulhern discusses his best position following Leeds Under-21 brace

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Leeds youngster Mulhern netted twice for the Whites Under-21 side on Monday.

Leeds defeated their Under-21 counterparts Bristol City on Monday, and Frank Mulhern has told the official club website which position is his best.

The attacker said: “I like dropping off and getting on the ball and making things happen. I can hold it up but I like playing just off the striker in the number ten role. I can play both roles, though. It’s good to get two goals and get my name out there so I can try and start the next game.”

Mulhern is naturally a striker, and it was in that attacking role that the 18-year-old played yesterday.

Starting on the substitutes bench, the youngster came onto the field of play at half-time - replacing Lee Erwin - and he netted twice to clinch the 3-0 win.

Whilst it was his goalscoring form on show, Mulhern has actually admitted that he prefers playing in the deeper role, creating chances rather than finishing them.

He netted two composed finishes at Thorp Arch, but Mulhern wants to grow into a player who sits just off the main striker, and links the play between the midfield and the forwards.

With the majority of teams playing a 4-2-3-1 system nowadays, Mulhern would find his best role is as the number 10 of the three attacking midfielders, filling the central role.

That would give him the best chance of creating something for others, whilst also being in the kind of position where he will get on the end of chances to try and score himself.

Mulhern looks to be the next great talent progressing through the highly respected Leeds academy, and if he continues to impress at youth level, it should not be long before he is making his move into Uwe Rosler’s first-team.

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