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First-year scholars have chance to impress for Leeds United's under-21s

Leeds United's young players have another chance to impress this week.

As reported by Leeds United’s official website, a young under-21 side have headed to the Isle of Man for a friendly against their senior FA side this evening.

The match comes just two days after the under-21s finished their league campaign with a 1-0 victory against Coventry City, and just like then, some of the club’s younger players will get another chance to impress.

This is due to the fact that many of the players who started the season at that level have since been called up into Neil Redfearn’s first-team, something that has in turn opened the door for others to take their own next step up.

Speaking ahead of the encounter, Leeds under-21 coach Jason Blunt said, “We’re not quite at full strength because we’ve got a lot of the under-21s in and around the first-team now.

“We have a number of first-year scholars involved again and this will be another great experience for them.”

Leeds’ first-team has benefitted considerably from the talent and attitude of a whole host of young players, most notably Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook, Sam Byram and Charlie Taylor.

Kalvin Phillips, Chris Dawson and Brian Montenegro are also knocking on the door, leaving even younger players to try to impress Blunt and, in turn, Redfearn.

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