Cook and Pearce were teammates at Elland Road for three years between 2012 and 2015, before the central-defender made the switch to Wigan Athletic.
And it seems that Pearce was pleased for his former teammate, who’s excellent campaign was recognised by the Football League last night.
@lewiscook_ well done mate. Delighted for you. great achievement— Jason Pearce (@jpearce05) April 18, 2016
Cook has been a key player in Leeds’ first-team, despite his tender years, for a number of seasons now.
The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the finest prospects outside the Premier League, and he has proven his quality for the Whites this year.
Cook has made 43 appearances for Leeds in all competitions, and he has managed to score twice.
The youngster joins an illustrious list of names who have previously won the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award.
The likes of Dele Alli, Gareth Bale and Fabian Delph have all previously earned the honour, before making an impact at the very top level.