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Leeds United should give Coyle, Killock, Mulhern, Phillips and Peacock-Farrell chances between now and May

Leeds United may not have much to play for this season but they could use it to blood some talented youngsters.

Leeds United began this season with high hopes but, as has been the way at Elland Road in recent years, things did not go according to plan.

That said, Steve Evans has brought a level of consistency to the club and he certainly seems to be the right man for the job: a no-nonsense boss who tells it like it is and gets the best out of his players more often than not.

The problem over the next few months is that Leeds are not going to earn promotion but neither are they going to get dragged into a relegation scrap. So with that in mind here are five Leeds youngsters who deserve a first-team chance (if only for a few minutes) between now and May.

Lewie Coyle

Right-back Lewie Coyle has already made four appearances for Leeds this season but the 20-year-old is waiting for his first league start.

Given the amount of game-time Scott Wootton has got in that position this season it is time Evans changed things up.

Kalvin Phillips

Midfielder Kalvin Phillips featured regularly in the first few weeks of the campaign but he has slipped out of contention following the departure of Uwe Rosler.

A few brief substitute appearances lately have suggested Evans is ready to put his trust in the 20-year-old and while Leeds now have a number of midfield options Phillips deserves more minutes.

Frank Mulhern

Scoring goals has been a problem for Leeds at times this season so what chance a debut for the 18-year-old?

Frank Mulhern has been impressing at under-21 level, often outshining summer signing Lee Erwin, so it would be nice to see the teenager get a chance or two from the bench.

Ross Killock

Ross Killock is a 21-year-old centre-back who can also operate at right-back or as a holding midfielder if required.

He recently spent a two-month loan spell at Stockport County and with just a few months left on his Leeds contract it may be now or never for him to impress at Elland Road.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell

There is no way Evans will drop Marco Silvestri in favour of teenage goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

However, such is the 19-year-old’s reputation at Elland Road that he could get a chance from the bench in the final match of the campaign if there is nothing to play for.

He has already impressed in a specially arranged friendly against Wycombe Wanderers and it would be great to see him get his chance this season.

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