Callum Nicell scores brace for Leeds United's U18s in 5-2 win

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United youngster impressed this weekend.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United's senior side may be struggling to pick up points in recent weeks but the club's under-18s recorded an impressive 5-2 victory against their Barnsley counterparts this weekend.

Leeds' goals came courtesy of a Callum Nicell brace and strikes from Samuel Amissah, Jack Clarke and Theo Hudson, and the former can be particular pleased with his day's work.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on before the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Clarke and Hudson often take the plaudits when Leeds' next generation take to the pitch, and rightly so, but 17-year-old Nicell proved his worth this time round, scoring the first two goals after impressive play down the right flank.

The midfielder nodded home after his initial shot had been parried by the goalkeeper and he made no mistake as another low cross came his way shortly after.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Scholars Amissah, Clarke and Hudson then put the finishing touches to a fine win and ensures Leeds fans can rest easy that the future appears to be bright.

The problem for Whites supporters is that the first-team continue to struggle, both at Elland Road and elsewhere, and their latets defeat to Brentford on Saturday was their seventh loss in their last eight matches.

That is simply not good enough and Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen needs to put the boot in and make some necessary changes before it is too late.

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