Leeds United's Jack Vann deserves a chance to prove his worth next season

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

The Leeds United teenager has not yet made his first-team debut but his time will come.

Leeds United have made an impressive habit of giving youth a chance, but one of the few areas of the field where they have not yet tested their next generation is the centre of defence.

That is famously a tough spot to crack, with experience and composure often vital to keep the great and the good of opposition strikers at bay, but when it comes to Leeds they have an exciting young prospect that should use the upcoming pre-season to prove his worth.

Jack Vann is an 18-year-old centre-back widely regarded as Leeds’ best in his age group, and if the Whites fail to make it into the Premier League come May, he deserves a chance or two to prove himself in 2018 and beyond.

Leeds manager Garry Monk

It would be foolish to suggest he is ready to step in for either Pontus Jansson or Kyle Bartley on a regular basis, yet much like Lewie Coyle before him, Vann deserves to build on his place on the match day squad for the FA Cup clash with Sutton United earlier this season.

He did not see any action that day, but if he impresses Monk during pre-season, his time could come sooner rather than later.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

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