Three Leeds United teenagers to watch out for in 2018

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.

Leeds United have some very exciting young players coming through the ranks.

A general view of Elland Road prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United have made a habit of giving young players a chance and that is unlikely to change in 2018.

The Whites have plenty of talent coming through the ranks right now and some of the very best will hoping to get a first-team chance next year, so here we take a look at three of the very best.

Mallik Wilks

Young forward Mallik Wilks has been on Leeds fans' radars for quite some time, and his impressive loan spell at Accrington Stanley this season has only increased their excitement.

The 18-year-old is a natural in the box and he has scored five goals for the League Two side to date, with more expected to follow wherever he finds himself for the second half of the campaign.

In time Wilks should get his first-team bow at Leeds and few would bet against it happening before 2019.

Leeds United's English midfielder Mallik Wilks chases the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Sutton United and Leeds United at the Borough Sports Ground in...

Jack Clarke

Leeds sensation Jack Clarke recently put pen to paper on a new contract at Elland Road and his talent is clear for all to see.

Only just turned 17, the striker will be hoping to get a chance in the cup or off the bench some time next year and from there the sky really could be the limit.

Jamie Shackleton

Midfielder Jamie Shackleton just nudges Kun Temenuzhkov off this list - although both are expected to have big careers ahead of them.

The former is a fine young talent with brilliant ball control and an eye for a great pass and, if Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen is feeling brave later into his tenure, Shackleton certainly deserves a shot.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

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