Elland Road

Next Game

Leeds v Huddersfld

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Bournemth 1 - 3 Leeds

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

McDermott to monitor youth

Leeds boss Brian McDermott wants to fully assess the young talent emerging at Elland Road before throwing them into the first team.

Last Updated: 25/04/13 at 16:19 Post Comment

Brian McDermott: Won't throw in youngsters before they are ready

Brian McDermott: Won't throw in youngsters before they are ready

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Teenage midfielder Chris Dawson was recently handed his first-team debut by caretaker-boss Neil Redfearn, while striker Dominic Poleon is pushing for another start after returning from a loan spell at Sheffield United.

"I need to have a look at the younger players, really have a good look," McDermott said.

"I've seen the under-18s play and I'm going to see the under-21s on Friday night, I've watched them train and they're a real good bunch.

"To put players in not having real good knowledge of them as players is a dangerous thing and not something you do as a manager just because you can, just for the sake of it.

"When you put players into the team you have to make sure they're ready and they've got really good futures at Leeds.

"I think the players would want that as well. They would want me to assess that.

"It's not a case of just putting a young player in the team, that would be bordering on wrong."

Academy players Eric Grimes, Luke Parkin, Alex Mowatt and Lewis Walters were all handed their first professional contracts in March.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew - It's mass hysteria

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley anticipates a good derby with United

Dundee boss Paul Hartley maintains his players have no fears as they prepare for the derby match with Dundee United.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property