Leeds United boast arguably one of the most coveted academies in world football. In the past, the Whites’ youth set-up has produced such Premier League greats as Dennis Irwin, Gary Speed, Jonathan Woodgate, Harry Kewell, Ian Hatre and Alan Smith to name just a few.

Once again, a new generation of highly-rated youngsters are breaking through at Elland Road, many of which have been included in first team affairs this season. Brian McDermott will be hoping they can play a significant role in the Championship side’s push for promotion.

So without further ado, here’s a list of SIX youngsters said to be ‘the next big thing’ in West Yorkshire.

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