Frank Mulhern scores second successive brace for Leeds United's U21s

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The Leeds United youngster is on a great run in front of goal.

Leeds United teenager Frank Mulhern is showing the kind of form for the club’s under-21s that is likely to have caught the eye of first-team manager Uwe Rosler.

A week on from the 18-year-old’s brace when he came off the bench against Bristol City, Mulhern again scored twice, this time from the start against Brentford’s youngsters.

That makes it four goals in two matches and of all Leeds’ promising young forwards it is Mulhern who is an early contender for the best of the bunch this season.

The young Irishman replaced summer signing Lee Erwin last week and immediately showed that he is up for the fight with a quick-fire double.

That performance is likely to have earned him a start a week on and his two goals ensured Leeds’ under-21 side took a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw with the Bees.

Erwin was expected to star at this level and quickly prove he deserved to feature regularly for the first-team, but in his absence it is Mulhern who may soon be ahead of him in the pecking order.

Whatever Leeds’ academy is doing to produce such talent, their fans will be hoping it continues for many years to come.

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