Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink backs Leeds United youngsters to shine this season

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The former Leeds striker and QPR boss is backing the Leeds talent to come good.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkQPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Championship season begins tonight when Fulham welcome Newcastle United to Craven Cottage.

QPR are also in action this weekend, as they host Leeds United at Loftus Road on Sunday.

Of course QPR’s manager is a former Leeds striker. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink spent two seasons at Elland Road before the turn of the century, scoring 42 goals in 87 games, before heading to Atletico Madrid in 1999.

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd HasselbainkQueens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Speaking to talkSPORT yesterday (04/08/16) Hasselbaink had this to say about the meeting with his former club:

“We are looking forward to it. We are trying to get the last few things finished and ready to go.

“Great match at our place. Hopefully it will be a great atmosphere.”

Leeds United's Alex Mowatt in action with Brentford's Lasse VibeLeeds United's Alex Mowatt in action with Brentford's Lasse Vibe

He also went on to praise the Leeds United youngsters.

He was speaking to former Leeds United manager Steve Evans. The Scot asked Hasselbaink for some of his unsung heroes to look out for in the Championship this season and Leeds were the first team that sprung to mind for the QPR gaffer:

“I think Leeds have got a couple, your old club. They’ve got a couple of young players that are coming through.”

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorLeeds United's Charlie Taylor

Leeds have plenty of talented youngsters coming through, with Charlie Taylor and Alex Mowatt perhaps the current standouts.

Leeds fans will be hoping those talents can make their former striker suffer this weekend.

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