Leeds United's young players will take part in a prestigious summer tournament.
Following the appointment of Garry Monk as the new Leeds United manager it will not only be the club’s senior stars eager to impress.
The Whites’ next generation will also be looking to catch the eye as early as possible, with pre-season giving the under-21s an early chance to lay down a marker for future first-team opportunities.
While the club’s teenagers will no doubt be involved in plenty of early training with the older stars, it is on the field where they will really look to impress and the Steel Park Cup will give them that chance when it kicks off in July.
The tournament sees Leeds’ under-21s joined by youngsters from Corby Town, Newcastle United and PSV Eindhoven in a bid to lift the trophy and it will be the first opportunity for the likes of Jack Vann and Bailey Peacock-Farrell to show what they can do.
Pitting their wits against the best young players at PSV and Newcastle will certainly be a challenge and expect Monk to be paying close attention.
Frank Mulhern, Eoghan Stokes and plenty of others will also be hoping to make their mark and at this stage any one of them could do enough to fire their way into the first-team set up next season.
Leeds will no doubt significantly strengthen this summer but Monk will also understand the importance of bringing through youth and there are certainly options from the current group of under-21s; it is just up to them to prove it.