Leeds players react on Twitter to Lewis Cook winning Young Player of the Year award

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The 19-year-old edged out the likes of Moussa Dembele and Rico Henry for the prize.

By virtue of the fact that they sit 12th in the Championship table, another relatively meagre season for Leeds United is drawing to a close.

Indeed, it has arguably been another campaign littered with more negatives than positives on the whole, but one plus point is certainly the prolonged influence of midfielder Lewis Cook.

The 19-year-old saw his performances this season acknowledged in the form of The Football League Young Player of the Year award on Sunday night, edging out the likes of Fulham's Moussa Dembele and Rico Henry at Walsall to land the individual gong.

And his Leeds team-mates were quick to pay tribute to the young teenager, who succeeds Tottenham Hotspur superstar Dele Alli as the award's winner.

The Whites' season has taken a more upward trajectory recently, with Steve Evans's side beating Reading 3-2 on Saturday for a second successive Championship win, having won at Birmingham City six days ago.

It has renewed the optimism surrounding a top-half finish, with United three points behind 10th-placed Preston North End.

Okay finishing 10th is not quite what Leeds fans would have been dreaming about back in August, but in a season where relegation once looked on the cards, Evans, who replaced Uwe Rosler in October, could be proud of securing top-half finish - if they get there.

 

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