Lewis Walters was regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the Leeds United academy not too long ago, and as a testament to how highly rated the striker was by the club, he had earned a place in the squad for the Whites’ pre-season tour of Italy back in 2014.
Walters was even handed a new contract at the start of last season (Sky Sports) and it was expected at the time that the youngster would eventually be able to break into the first-team at Elland Road.
Unfortunately though, the 21-year-old failed to seize the opportunity and did not feature on a single occasion for the first-team throughout the course of the campaign, with three appearances on the bench the best he could muster.
Having failed to impress, Walters was released at the end of last season and the manner of the exit from his boyhood club would have been difficult to take for the striker.
Nonetheless, Walters has been handed a wonderful opportunity to get his career back on track as it can be confirmed that the striker has been picked up by Sheffield United on a trial basis.
The youngster was named on the bench ahead of United’s pre-season friendly against Halifax Town and the confirmation was made through the Blades’ official Twitter handle.
George Long and trialist Lewis Walters are on the Blades bench for tonight’s friendly at FC Halifax Town. Team to follow #twitterblades— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 19, 2016
It remains to be seen whether Walters will be able to earn a permanent deal at Bramall Lane but one can be sure that the youngster will be desperate to make most of the opportunity.