Three young Leeds United strikers who can be their own Marcus Rashford

Elland Road pitchside

Why Leeds United should give one of their young strikers a chance.

Watching a multi-million pound striker score goals is enjoyable, but seeing a young player come through a club's academy and hit the net regularly is priceless.

Tottenham Hotspur have their own homegrown hero in Harry Kane, who seized his big chance when it came his way and is now an England international.

Last night saw Manchester United pushed into handing teenager Marcus Rashford a chance, and he repaid them by scoring two goals.

Championship side Leeds United do not have the option of playing a big money striker, and their most expensive addition in recent years, £3 million Chris Wood, remains out injured.

With Mirco Antenucci failing to score since November and the club sitting in 17th position, now could be the time to gamble on sticking a teenager in the mix up front to see if he can galvanise the club.

Here are three options Leeds could give chances to between now and the end of the season...

Frank Mulhern

Ireland youth international Frank Mulhern made a strong impression for Leeds' youth teams early in the season, scoring for both the under-18s and under-21s. Described by manager Paul Hart as a 'throwback' in terms of his physical approach, he is the sort of player who would relish being thrown into the first team. He is also able to play off a main frontman, telling the club website this season it is his preferred position.

Eoghan Stokes

Another Ireland youth international, Eoghan Stokes is a bright talent who netted two goals for the under-21 side earlier this week. The 19-year-old has four goals in nine appearances for Ireland's under-19 side, and his recent progress could push him to the front of the queue.

Mallik Wilks

Mallik Wilks has been in excellent form for the club's academy this season, scoring four goals in a single game in a 9-2 thrashing of QPR for the under-18s. He has also made the step up to the under-21s, and is the rawest of the trio, but arguably the one with the brightest potential. The speedy forward can play out wide on the wing, and would possess a youthful exuberance which could energise the team.

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