Leeds United youth coach Jason Blunt comments on Paul Hart's recent appointment

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Jason Blunt says he wasn't worried by Paul Hart's arrival at Leeds United.

Leeds United Under-18's coach Jason Blunt has told LUTV that he always thought Paul Hart would be a great appointment for the club.

Blunt, 38, is currently coaching the Leeds youth setup having initially been appointed in 2014, where he returned to Elland Road - 16 years after leaving.

Blunt began his career with Leeds all the way back in 1995, making his way up through the ranks at Elland Road before leaving in 1998.

Now back with Leeds to help coach the youngsters coming through, Blunt has been joined at the club by his own former Leeds coach Paul Hart.

Hart, 62, has managed in the Premier League with Portsmouth, and after a lengthy managerial career, he has now gone back to Leeds to help develop the latest crop of Leeds prospects.

Speaking to LUTV, Blunt says that he wasn't worried about Hart's arrival despite knowing how demanding the new Leeds academy director can be, having worked under him before - and claims that he knew Hart would be an excellent appointment.

"Not at all worried, no," said Blunt. "I knew the standards he would expect from the players, the coaches and all the staff around him. From my point of view, it was always going to be a great appointment for the club, because I know the standards he used to set us, and the expectations he has of himself and the club."

With players like Charlie Taylor, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Sam Byram playing key roles in the Leeds side, Hart will be looking to bring through even more home-grown talent - and he will be hoping to strike up a strong partnership with Blunt in the process.

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