Leeds United fans react as U18s captain Charlie Cresswell named in LFE's The 11

LEEDS, ENGLAND MARCH 26. Aerial photograph of Elland Road Stadium, home of Leeds United Football Club, West Yorkshire on March 26 2017. Located 2 miles south west of the city centre,...

The Whites youth defender has impressed at Elland Road, but it appears as though his contract is up at the end of June.

LEEDS, ENGLAND MARCH 26. Aerial photograph of Elland Road Stadium, home of Leeds United Football Club, West Yorkshire on March 26 2017. Located 2 miles south west of the city centre,...

Leeds United youth skipper Charlie Cresswell has been named in the League Football Education's squad of the month for June.

The 16-year-old, who captains the Whites' Under-18s, was shown national recognition by being selected in "The 11" by the LFE, which honours 11 young footballers for their achievements.

The LFE's accolade acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at EFL clubs, as well as assessing factors such as involvement in community initiatives.

 

As stated on the LFE website praising the 11, Cresswell has scored 10 goals from centre-back this season and has played a key role in his team finishing joint top in the PDL North division, only missing out on becoming back-to-back champions on goal difference.

In addition, the teenager is “studying the Extended Diploma with consistently high grades and adherence to deadlines," Head of Education & Welfare Katie Slee told the LFE website. "Charlie has already completed his Level 2 coaching certificate and performed well working with a pan-disability team as part of his coaching hours."

The official Leeds Twitter account praised Cresswell with a post and link to the LFE's article:

Here is how some of the Whites faithful responded on the social media platform:

According to Transfermarkt, Cresswell's current terms at Elland Road will be expiring at the end of June, while the Leeds retained list submitted in May makes no reference to the player, so his future at Leeds still appears uncertain.

A general view of the 'Billy Bremner' Statue ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 08, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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