By Mark Smith at Thorp Arch

There was pressure on the shoulders of Liam McCarron and Stuart McKinstry on Monday as Leeds United under-23s welcomed Bolton to Thorp Arch.

The Whites strolled to a 4-1 victory, as Carlos Corberan’s men made a winning return to action in the Professional Development League.

It was a freezing afternoon in Boston Spa, but that didn’t stop a Scottish FA official from being present to watch the Whites.

He made it clear to watching fans around him that he was watching the Leeds duo but in particularly McCarron.

We were present at the game on Monday, and we have to say we were impressed with McCarron, who certainly put in his best performance in the past couple of months.

The former Carlisle man scored the Whites’ second goal with a great finish after racing through on goal after a smart one-two.

Stuart McKinstry, on the other hand, was much quieter than his fellow attacker after featuring for both the under-23s and 18s in the past couple of weeks.

McKinstry struggled to get involved as much as the likes of McCarron, but his performances recently certainly justified the Scottish official keeping one eye closely on him.

It was a routine outing for Leeds as they strolled to victory, and it would be no surprise to see both or either McKinstry and McCarron earning some sort of call-up on the youth international stage in the next couple of months.

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