By Saikat Mandal

22nd Apr, 2022 | 3:35pm

Jesse Marsch raves about Leeds United youngster Charlie Cresswell

Jesse Marsch has showered heaps of praise on Leeds United youngster Charlie Cresswell.

The Whites boss has been left impressed with the youngster’s personality, saying he was the “loudest” player in training.

Marsch has suggested that the 19-year-old is good enough to represent the first team as the Whites prepare for their league game against Crystal Palace on Monday.

“Consider him a first-team player now. [We] had that discussion in our scouting meeting. Personality, [he] is not afraid of anything. Even in the first session we had, he was the loudest player on the pitch. [He] does not shy away. He needs to play,” said Marsch, as quoted by Leeds Live.

Top talent

The 19-year-old is a fantastic young talent at the club and it seems he has impressed the Whites boss heavily. 

The Whites Under-23 captain is seen as an heir-apparent to skipper Liam Cooper at the club, and it’s high time he needs to be integrated into the senior side. 

He has broken into the first team this season and has made five appearances in the Premier League. 

He has been pivotal for the Under-23s who are somewhat struggling to maintain their Premier League 2 status.

Leeds have gone through a terrible injury crisis this season, where they lost players like Robin Koch, Diego Llorente and Cooper for long spells in the first team. The youngster was forced to fill in the gaps as a result.

Cresswell recently got some minutes under Marsch in their famous win against Wolves, and it seems the Whites boss could give more game time in their remaining few games.

The Whites are unbeaten in their last four games, winning three of them.

In other Leeds United news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the result of the game for BBC Sport.