Leeds United have been producing youngsters out of the academy on a production line for as long as memory serves. I’m not going to list them; you know them and like Hanson’s ‘Mmmm Bop’ song they are going around and around in your head right now.
The Whites have NEVER been afraid to blood young players. The evidence is there for all to see. Look at Kalvin Phillips in the first team now. Look at Leif ‘Very Good’ Davis bubbling under. They are there; they always have been.
One rising star is Robbie Gotts, a local lad from Harrogate and a midfielder well-thought-of in the Under-23 set-up at the club. He’s been playing Under-23 level since 2017 when he was just 17. He’s not featured massively for the first team at Elland Road but did impress in a 60-minute outing against Arsenal in the FA Cup last season.
He’s one that is being targeted for improvement through a loan out for first-team experience. Sun reporter Alan Nixon says that he turned down the opportunity to go out to Hull City next season:
He was cleared to go … ten days ago … knocked back Hull and picked Huddersfield. https://t.co/AOsvFEZOm7
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) August 30, 2020
Not wanting to be mauled by the Tigers in League One, it seems that Gotts is heading up the M62 to join his former coach in the Under-23s, Carlos Corberan, at Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship.