By Mark Smith

24th Jan, 2020 | 3:50pm

Live from Wolverhampton: Future could be bleak for Leeds 17y/o out of his depth in U23s

By Mark Smith at Wolves’ training ground.

Niklas Haugland isn’t a name many Leeds United fans will know.

The young Norwegian forward has been in the under-18s for a couple of seasons, working his way up under Mark Jackson.

Carlos Corberan’s under-23s side travelled to Wolves on Friday in the Premier League Cup. With not much left to play for, the Spaniard gave a number of under-18 players chances.

Haugland was one of those, and he certainly missed his opportunity to impress in the Midlands.

The winger looked well out of his depth for the first-half and was simply bullied by opposing defenders.

His first touch was poor and that led to him being dispossessed nine times out of 10.

He was given the opportunity to improve in the second half, but he didn’t grasp that either.

We know what you might be thinking, it’s easy to pick on the younger player not impressing. We would agree but a number of other youngsters shined.

Bobby Kamwa and Stuart McKinstry were two of the best players on the park in the 2-2 draw.

McKinstry specifically scored twice and was at the heart of most things positive alongside the blistering pace of Kamwa.

Haugland needs to look at his fellow teammates and work to be on their level at his next chance with the 23s.

If not, the future is looking really bleak for the attacker, with Friday’s shocker sending him in the wrong direction.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have turned their attention to this RB Leipzig forward.