Another former Leeds United youngster joins the coaching set-up with Mark Jackson taking role

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The former defender has joined the club from Farsley Athletic.

This summer has seen Leeds United bring in some of their former players and coaches in the backroom staff.

Andy Gray, a former Leeds graduate, came in as under-18s coach whilst legendary youth coach Paul Hart became the club's academy director - taking the place of former favourite Neil Redfearn.

Now another former Leeds man has come in to the coaching team after Mark Jackson became a youth coach at the club.

As reported by the Scunthorpe Telegraph the 38-year-old, who played in the youth-team at Leeds under the management of Hart, has taken over duties of coaching the under-15 and 16 teams at Thorp Arch.

Jackson, born in Leeds, was with the club as a youngster and played 19 league games for the club. He spent spells on loan with Huddersfield Town and Barnsley before being released by David O'Leary in the year 2000.

He went on to have success at Scunthorpe United and was most recently assistant manager at non-league Farlsey Athletic.

Leeds fans will be pleased to see yet another local lad and former youth product working with their current crop of talent at Thorp Arch.

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