Photo: Leeds boss Garry Monk watches three striker alternatives stake their case

Leeds United manager Gary Monk

Leeds United youngsters impressed in last night's under-23 win under the watchful eye of Garry Monk.

A Leeds United under-23 side recorded a win at Elland Road last night - a feat the first team are yet to manage this season.

Head coach Garry Monk was in the stands last night with assistant Pep Clotet, to watch the under-23s take on Coventry City.

Leeds' begun the match poorly, going 2-0 down to the visitors, before a rampant second half performance.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

The Whites bounced back to win the game 5-2, thanks to inspirational displays from a collection of impressive attacking talent.

The pick of the bunch was Republic of Ireland youth international striker Eoghan Stokes, who scored twice, and was a constant menace for the Sky Blues.

Another striker Frank Mulhern also stood out, scoring Leeds' first goal of the game in the 50th minute.

Talented forward Malik Wilks, playing for the under-18s a year ago, also got on the scoresheet, netting the fourth after Clarke Odour had put Leeds ahead following Stokes' equaliser.

With Leeds' strikers scoring just one league goal in three games, the performances of Stokes, Mulhern and Wilks will have given Monk food for thought.

Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson and Fulham's Michael Madl in actionLeeds United summer signing Marcus Antonsson is yet to net in the league

Stokes is the closest to the first team after going on the club's pre-season tour of Ireland, and would be most likely to be called up to challenge Chris Wood and Marcus Antonsson.

The difficulty is that Monk is a man under pressure to produce results now, and may be hesitant to throw a youngster in, but could choose to reward one of the youngsters with a place on the bench in an upcoming game.

With the transfer window open, the performances of the three youngsters could even dissuade Monk from moving to bring in another striker, if he believes one or more of them are capable of stepping up.

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