By Dave Woods

24th Sep, 2019 | 6:39pm

Busy afternoon at Thorp Arch

Leeds have been busy today, snapping up two youngsters on their first professional contracts and signing improved terms with three other Under-23 players.

Charlie Cresswell – son of former Leeds striker Richard Cresswell – and Stuart McKinstry, both 17, were first up.

They both signed three-year deals with the club.

Cresswell has come up through the youth ranks at Leeds, while McKinstry joined from Motherwell this summer for a significant fee of £225,000.

Both have made an impact in Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 squad and both will now be targetting the next big step up.

Shortly afterwards, new deals for Bryce Hosannah, Pascal Struijk and Kun Temenuzhkov were announced.

Striker Temenuzhkov made his first-team debut for Leeds last season in the 2-1 defeat to QPR in the FA Cup.

Struijk has made the bench for the first team but hasn’t made it onto the pitch yet.

Followers of the Under-23s will know they’re all promising players who could easily make the jump up to the first team next season.

The future at Leeds is looking bright.