Bigger than Premier League...Some Leeds players have even better opportunity

Promotion could unlock a very different future for Leeds United's players.

General View of Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United are hoping to finally earn back promotion into the Premier League.

The Whites are in the automatic promotion spots with eight games remaining, in a better position than ever before in their 15 years outside the top flight.

The chance to play in the Premier League will be a dream come true for this current set of Leeds players, most of all have no experience. Pablo Hernandez and Patrick Bamford are brief exceptions.

The timing of promotion will be fantastic for this young Leeds squad, as top flight football will unlock the chance to earn their way into the England squad for Euro 2020.

 

As much as England boss Gareth Southgate and previous bosses pledge to consider Championship players, it just doesn't happen.

Leeds' squad is packed with young talent, which could really thrive in the Premier League and shine up against their peers.

Kalvin Phillips is a stand out name already who could quickly build momentum for an England place.

MIDDLESBROUGH, UK 9TH FEBRUARY. Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-1 in the 102nd minute during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough...

Versatile youngsters Jamie Shackleton and Jack Clarke will also be in contention for spots if they can build on their impressive Championship performances.

Even Kemar Roofe could fire himself into the running if he scores into double figures in the Premier League, following the footsteps of Bournemouth's Callum Wilson.

At this stage, Euro 2020 won't be on the Leeds' players radar, save for Pontus Jansson who is already involved in the Sweden squad.

Promotion will open up a whole new world of opportunities, giving Leeds fans an extra reason to cheer them on next summer.

Jack Clarke of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

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