Paul Hart praises teenage striker Mallik Wilks, who scored 4 v QPR earlier this season

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The striker is impressing in the under-21s.

Leeds United have developed a reputation over the years for bringing through plenty of top young talent. At the moment the likes of Sam Byram, Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor are all proving that in the Leeds first-team.

The likes of Lewie Coyle, Frankie Mulhern, Kalvin Phillips and Eoghan Stokes now look like they have the potential to make it in the future.

But Mallik Wilks should not be overlooked.

The teenager has been in good form for the under-18s this season and has been playing with the under-21s under the guidance of Paul Hart as a consequence.

He recently caught the eye as a substitute against Huddersfield Town in an under-21 performance that gained praise from Hart.

He told LUTV:

"He's lively. He's very strong and at Watford for instance he played the whole game I think and did extremely well."

"So he is learning and he's got a lot to learn. He's not yet the finished article by any means. But he did very well."

Wilks has already caught the eye of the Leeds fans this season, when he scored four goals against QPR in a 9-2 win for the under-18s.

If he can continue his development in the under-21s then hopefully Wilks will be the latest Leeds talent off the production line.

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