We take a closer look at Leeds United's brightest young prospects.
Leeds United have plenty of exciting prospects coming through the ranks but only the very best will ultimately become first-team regulars.
Here we take a look at three Leeds youngsters who have what it takes to be playing week in, week out by 2020.
Leeds striker Mallik Wilks may only be 18 but he has already forced his way ahead of players older than him in the pursuit of first-team football.
After making waves at under-18 and under-23 level, Wilks was named on the bench for Leeds’ Championship clash with Reading and he made his senior debut in the FA Cup defeat to Sutton United last month.
He has a way to go but by the time he is 21 he has the innate talent to be playing regularly for Garry Monk’s men.
The wildcard in the bunch, 18-year-old Jack Vann is a centre-back who will be hoping to succeed where so many young Leeds defenders have failed before him.
A regular for the under-23s, Vann can step up over the next few years and with a bit of luck, and a lot of faith, he can excel at the back for the Whites.
Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell currently has a lot of players ahead of him in the pecking order at Elland Road. However that should change sooner rather than later, with Ross Turnbull’s and Marco Silvestri’s futures likely to be away from the club and Rob Green not getting any younger.
Given his ability between the posts, by the 2020 campaign it would be no surprise if Peacock-Farrell was the undisputed number one at Leeds.
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