Leeds United’s Under-23 side were crowned Professional Development League champions for the 2018-19 campaign courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over their Birmingham City counterparts at Elland Road on Monday night.
It has been a fine campaign for the club’s Under-23 side, which is full of talent.
One of those to impress this season has been Alfie McCalmont.
A number of Leeds fans drew attention to the Northern Irishman back in February, suggesting that he could be a future first-team star.
McCalmont took to social media in the aftermath of Monday night’s win and more Whites supporters have been lavishing praise on the 19-year-old.
It remains to be seen what happens with the midfielder this summer as a lot will probably depend on whether the first team can secure promotion to the Premier League.
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However, it would be fair to say that a number of the club’s fans are excited by the potential of McCalmont, who has a contract at Elland Road until June 2021.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Great season Alfie, massive progression from last years U18’s, well done and keep working hard ?
— Richard Box ?? (@richardboxy) May 7, 2019
Class today mate. Well played to you all and congratulations for the whole season.
— Ben Cawley ?? (@BenLufcCawley) May 6, 2019
Been a rock all season, you look/play like an experienced aged pro, it’s a pleasure watching you play, how great would it be to be on bench next year in premier league with 1st team,
— eric windross (@windyrhino) May 6, 2019
— Leebubb68 (@leebubb68) May 7, 2019
Well done pal thought you was class esp first half ????????
— Browns comcleaning (@BComcleaning) May 7, 2019
Great work out here Alfie lad. Amazing performance from he whole team against a dogged opposition. Can’t wait to see you in the 1st team over the next couple of years. #MOT
— John Amery (@J1883715H) May 7, 2019