Mallik Wilks bags two for under-21s, is 2016-17 his breakthrough year?

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

The Leeds United youngster has been in good form.

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds UnitedA general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road before the match - Leeds United

Yesterday saw Leeds United sign off for pre-season with a confident 2-1 win against Serie A outfit Atalanta at Elland Road.

The result was certainly impressive from the Yorkshire side, who have high hopes going into the new season.

But it was not just the seniors in action, as Leeds’ under-21s took on a Sunderland development team.

Again, Leeds emerged victorious – claiming a 3-1 triumph.

One player who certainly impressed once again was young striker Mallik Wilks.

He netted a brace in the game, continuing a recent run of good form.

So should he be considered for the Leeds first-team this season?

The 17-year-old is certainly some way off the first-team at the moment, but there is no doubt that he must be a consideration should he keep up his goalscoring form as the season progresses.

Leeds lack a pacey striker with goals in the bag and Wilks might just be the perfect man for the job in the seasons to come – perhaps this year is when he makes a breakthrough.

The Leeds conveyor belt might just be about to churn out another talent.

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