By Mark Smith

27th Mar, 2021 | 7:00pm

Ian Harte awestruck by Leeds talent Niall Huggins after international incident

Leeds United youngster Niall Huggins has enjoyed a rollercoaster year at Elland Road this season as he looks to make a name for himself.

The defender started the campaign with the under-23s and has since made his Premier League debut against Arsenal at the Emirates.

His fortunes haven’t stopped there though, with Huggins also making his international debut for Wales under-21s on Friday against the Republic of Ireland.

Huggins wasn’t phased by the international stage though and delivered a lovely assist only 12 minutes into the clash for Joe Adams.

Leeds legend Ian Harte reacted to the incident on his personal Twitter account, and he was awestruck by his client as he builds his agency business.

“Love it, Niall Huggins,” he wrote.

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Huggins has been phenomenal this season, and this has been another check on his list of goals that he surely will have set back in the summer.

The left-back has the pace and flair of a winger, and that is something that Marcelo Bielsa loves for his relentless attacking style at Elland Road.

Harte scored 35 goals and delivered eight assists during his 272 appearances for the Whites, and there won’t be many better mentors for Huggins as he starts his career.

Huggins will have massive goals, but if he can get anywhere near to those stats, he would go down as a legend in West Yorkshire given how much football has progressed in this decade.

The young full-back is full of promise, and is ticking off milestones very quickly as he looks to cement his spot in the first-team squad; bring it on.

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