Tyler Denton has admitted that getting a chance at Leeds is all down to motivation.
Speaking to TV Yorkshire, Tyler Denton has admitted that any chances he gets in Leeds United’s first-team will come down to the motivation he shows at Under-21 level, knowing that the chances exist for young players at Elland Road.
When asked about getting into the first-team, Denton said: “Yeah, hopefully [that will happen]. Even Lewie [Coyle] is starting to kick on, so it’s just about motivation now. As much as we want it, we have to go and get it. Seeing the boys go through makes you want it more. You can’t not work hard, because you know it [a first-team role] is there for you.”
Denton, a left-back also able to play in midfield, has become a consistent figure in the Under-21 team over the past two seasons, despite being just 20-years-old. He signed a new contract over the summer, and he is highly rated at Elland Road.
Chances at Leeds are there for the impressive young players to take if they work hard enough in training, with the likes of Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor all proof of the club’s desire to promote from within.
Recently, head coach Steve Evans has taken a liking to Lewie Coyle, who, although he has not yet played for the first-team, has been training with them in recent weeks, and is expected to feature as the season progresses.
Denton is aware that the chances are there, and he has admitted that he will be able to get his chance as long has he proves he has the motivation and work ethic to get there.
He has to continue to impress at Under-21 level, and as long as his performances remain top class, he will be noticed by Evans and his coaching staff, and a chance in the the first-team awaits.