Leeds United Youth Proof: Byram and Poleon
Sam Byram and Dom Poleon are the latest off the busy Leeds United conveyor belt. Dave Kirkbright takes a look at them and a decade and a half of further proof in the Leeds fountain of youth.
The opening day of the season and due to a Tom Lees injury Peltier is shifted into centre back with a young Sam Byram making his league debut at right back. The next 90 minutes was staggering, he kept Matt Jarvis in his back pocket for 90 minutes and helped Leeds to a 1 nil victory. Matt Jarvis isn’t just your everyday football league winger, he’s played over 100 premiership games and has represented England. Since then Byram has played Rb, RW and CM and no matter where he plays he continually puts in a superb performance. Not many youngsters are trusted to play in positions all over the field and are capable of performing in all of them. Go forward a few weeks and Leeds play Forest at home, after impressing as a sub a few days earlier Warnock gives a start to Dom Poleon. He not only causes problems for Forest he also scores Leeds second to seal the win and end Forest’s unbeaten start. These two are the latest in a long line of players to progress through the Leeds youth set up.
I’m gonna look back over the last 15 years at some of the players produced and where they are now, what they have achieved and if leaving Leeds at an early age is a big mistake….. click to read the full article from Dave here