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Leeds United teenager Eoghan Stokes explains his thought process for recent wondergoal

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The Irish attacker hit a wonderful half-volley for the Under-21s against Sheffield United recently.

Leeds United have plenty of talented young players coming through the ranks. The likes of Lewis Cook, Sam Byram, Alex Mowatt and Charlie Taylor are all established members of the Leeds first-team and Kalvin Phillips is currently there or thereabouts.

There is plenty of talent in the Under-21s now trying to force their way into that picture themselves.

One who is certainly looking like being close is Irish forward Eoghan Stokes.

The talented 19-year-old recently highlighted his credentials with a stunning goal against local rivals Sheffield United in the Premier League Cup at Bramall Lane.

He struck the only goal in a 1-0 win with a fantastic half-volley from long-range:

After the game he spoke to the Leeds United official YouTube channel about the goal and was clearly pleased to grab the attention:

"Bailey played a long ball and it came down off Souley(mane Doukara) and I took it on the chest.

"I thought, why not hit it. I am pretty happy with it, that it is in the Yorkshire derby as well and in the Under-21s cup as well. Absolutely buzzing with it.

"(I have) Not (scored a better goal) this year. Hopefully I will keep going and keep scoring goals like that and I am very happy and try to push myself on."

The teenage forward might end up getting some playing time in the first-team over the festive period as Leeds' hopes of bringing in several loan players continues to diminish.

With this excellent control and finish Stokes has shown he has the ability to step up if needed.

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