Paul Hart raves about Eoghan Stokes after winner for Under-21s

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The head of the Leeds academy has heaped praise on the youngster.

Eoghan Stokes scored a 25-yard winner for Leeds United Under-21s on Thursday night and Paul Hart was full of praise for the youngster after the game, according to LUTV.

Stokes ended up playing in three different positions, according to head of academy Hart, and scored the winning goal for the young Leeds side.

And Stokes was the subject of great praise from his coach as a result, with his team beating Sheffield United in the Premier League Cup thanks to his goal.

Hart told LUTV: "Great goal. Eoghan Stokes is capable of doing that. I thought he was very good tonight.

"He's played three roles but he was equally good in all positions. He was in there for his chances and had some good passages of play."

Leeds have, of course, become famous for producing young talents over the last few years and Stokes has performed for the Under-21s for a while now.

It's Hart doing the coaching at the Leeds academy now, as he once did, but it was Neil Redfearn who oversaw the youngsters only recently.

On Saturday, he'll return to Elland Road for the first time as head coach of an opposition team as the Whites host Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon. Another 25-yard strike wouldn't go amiss - and a certain Alex Mowatt has also been producing them of late.

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