By Bruce Watson

7th Jan, 2021 | 8:45pm

'We've watched him' - EFL boss confirms hunt for Leeds talent after development

Bradford City caretaker manager Conor Sellars has claimed that his club rate Leeds United attacker Jordan Stevens following reports that the 20-year-old may be sent on loan to Valley Parade.

Yorkshire Telegraph reporter Graham Smyth reported on Wednesday that Stevens’ loan spell at Swindon Town would be cut short and that he could move to Bradford.

Speaking on Thursday, Sellars confirmed that his club has watched Stevens which makes a move to Valley Parade look likely.

Journalist Jamie Raynor quoted Sellars in a tweet saying, “He’s [Stevens] someone that we’re aware of.

“He’s been at Leeds for a few years now & we’ve watched him in their u23s. He’s definitely a player that we rate.”

Stevens’ loan at Swindon wasn’t progressing as planned with the winger only featuring twice in the club’s last five league games.

A new loan move will give the youngster a new chance to show his talent and develop his skills this season after impressing in his early days at Swindon.

Stevens picked up a goal and an assist in his first two outings for the Robins as he looked to be an astute loan signing for the League One club.

The goal contributions have sadly completely dried up since then however with the 20-year-old going 11 appearances without scoring or assisting.

Bradford are a League Two side so it means that Stevens will be dropping down a division which could boost his confidence as he plays in a lower quality league.

What effect this may have on his development remains to be seen but it is positive to see the club taking steps to make sure the progression of their young talent isn’t stagnating.

In other Leeds United news, Graham Smyth claims the club signed attacker for a crazy price.