Jordan Botaka outlines his improvement at Leeds

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

Jordan Botaka joined Leeds United in the summer of 2015.

Leeds United's Jordan Botaka applauds the fans after the match

Leeds United youngster Jordan Botaka has highlighted on the club’s official website his improvements last season.

Botaka, who can play as a winger or as a forward, joined Leeds from Dutch side Excelsior in the summer of 2015.

The 22-year-old was handed a two-year contract, as reported by BBC Sport at the time, and he arrived in England with a good reputation.

Elland Road

Much was expected of the DR Congo international at Elland Road, but the youngster did not have a great 2015-16 season.

Botaka struggled for playing time last season and could make just 13 Championship appearances for the West Yorkshire outfit.

The attacker created 11 chances, had a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 14%, and won five headers, nine dribbles and nine tackles.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

The Leeds youngster has outlined the improvements he made during the 2015-16 campaign.

“I think I became mentally and physically stronger last season but, of course, it didn’t go as I had hoped – I wanted to play a lot more, so I look back on last season with mixed feelings,” Botaka told Leeds’s official website.

Leeds finished outside the top 10 in the Championship last season, and the Whites will be aiming for a much better campaign in 2016-17.

With former Swansea City manager Garry Monk now in charge of the Whites, the fans will be expecting a push for the playoffs next season.

General view outside the stadium before the game - Leeds United

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