By Mark Smith

16th Mar, 2020 | 2:00pm

Leeds U23 ace gives promising three-word answer when asked about first-team chances

Leeds United under-23 defender Nohan Kenneh has admitted that he is getting closer to the first-team every day at Thorp Arch.

The young defender was taking part in a Q&A, and also revealed that it was his dream to play for the Whites in the Premier League during his career.

Kenneh has been absent from Carlos Corberan’s squad recently, and has been involved with the under-18s despite his experience with the older age group – that shouldn’t be a worry with Charlie Cresswell experiencing the same thing at this moment.

Kenneh shared his update on his personal Instagram account when replying to a fan, and he showed his self-belief in the progress he is making at Thorp Arch.

“Getting closer everyday,” he wrote.

Kenneh has England youth international experience and has played for both the under-18s and 23s at Elland Road without breaking into the first-team setup.

Marcelo Bielsa has been an avid watcher of the academy when possible this season and will have seen Kenneh impress on numerous different occasions in the Professional Development League.

There are chances in the first-team if you catch the eye, with Bielsa already handing debuts to defensive players such as Oliver Casey and Pascal Struijk in the Championship this season.

Kenneh will have to jump above the likes of those players in order to cement a spot in and around the first-team, but knowing Bielsa, he will have trained with the senior squad with the idea of showing him the level that is expected of him in West Yorkshire.

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