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Sol Bamba hails ‘unbelievable’ Leeds youngsters; singles out key position

Sol Bamba has had his say on Leeds United's young players.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba has been speaking to the club’s official website about the young players impressing at Elland Road.

Manager Neil Redfearn has not been afraid to pick a number of players in their teens or early twenties, including Alex Mowatt, Sam Byram, Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook.

Cook and Mowatt have been particularly impressive this season and with a combined age of just 37 the two teenagers can go on to become an integral part of Leeds’ squad for the next decade.

Bamba arrived on loan from Palermo last month and having made his debut and taken part in a number of training sessions, he has clearly been won over by Redfearn’s next generation.

“They’re unbelievable,” the Ivorian said. “In the middle of the park in particular, we’ve got some lovely players who can play good football.

“It’s good for them to play and get more experience.”

While some experienced players have left Elland Road in recent times, most notably Stephen Warnock, Leeds have replaced them with blossoming talent who embrace the opportunities given to them.

Left-back Taylor is the perfect example – a player who has had to wait patiently for a chance at the club but is already excelling, playing a key role in their four-match undefeated streak.

Bamba has been around the block and he will know young talent when he sees it, and in Leeds “unbelievable” crop, he may just have seen some destined for the top.

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