Charlie Taylor makes frank admission that he was frustrated last season

Elland Road pitchside

The Leeds defender says he wanted to get his chance earlier but was rewarded for his patience.

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor admits he was frustrated at Elland Road last season, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Indeed, Taylor expected to get a look in after returning from his loan spell at Fleetwood but wasn't given a chance in the first team until later.

The Leeds youngster remained patient, though, and things have come good since...

The 22-year-old told the YEP: "This time last year, I was very frustrated. I had come back from Fleetwood (on loan in 2013-14) and thought I had done well and was hoping to get my chance.

"But I was patient. I had to wait until Christmas and just always thought once I got my chance that I would have to take it with both hands. Hopefully, I have done that."

As has already been well documented this season, Taylor's patience has been brilliantly rewarded. The reward has all been created by himself, of course, and a few different claims have been made following the 22-year-old's strong start to the Championship campaign at Leeds.

One claim is that he is the best left-back in the division - he is certainly showing encouraging signs. Another is that he has become the best of Leeds' young players and that looks as though it's the case when you consider the seasons Sam Byram and Alex Mowatt have had so far this term.

Taylor is a fine example to others his age, then, that frustration can be put to good use. If only more young players were like that!

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