Robert Snodgrass heaps praise on Leeds United duo Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook

Lewis Cook

The Scot believes the midfield duo are Leeds' biggest threat.

This weekend Hull City head to Elland Road with a former Leeds United favourite continuing his return from a serious injury.

Scotland attacker Robert Snodgrass netted 41 goals for Leeds in 193 games over a four year stint at Elland Road.

He is looking forward to his return to the club and spoke to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan on BBC Radio Leeds yesterday ahead of the fixture.

He was then asked where he thought the strengths were in the current Leeds United team - and singled out two of the club's best youngsters for high praise:

"I've noticed Leeds this season. I've seen they've got some good young talent in there. I've seen (Alex) Mowatt when he was a young kid and he was brilliant. I've seen (Lewis) Cook as well, Charlie Taylor as well who's in there.

"I think Cook and Mowatt are two players we need to keep an eye on, those two. Because they are the ones that can punish (you).

"Mowatt with his left-foot and Cook has got a great engine as well in the midfield area. So I think those two."

The midfield duo have certainly come to epitomise the current pool of youth talent available at Leeds United at the moment.

Mowatt has been scoring screamers this season whilst Cook, just 18-years-old, is already a fully fledged member of the Leeds United first team despite his tender years.

Tomorrow the pair will be up against Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, two players who have both played for England, in one of the toughest tests in the Championship on paper.

But Snodgrass and Hull are clearly wary of the damage Leeds' dynamic duo can do.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch