Leeds United Under-23s need just one point from tonight’s game against Aston Villa to secure promotion into the top-flight with two games to spare.
That will see them compete in the top-flight against the big boys like Man City.
In reality, they’ve taken division 2 apart this season, with an average of 2.6 goals scored per game.
However, Leeds are not resting on their laurels.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay claims that Leeds are already on the hunt for fresh blood for the Under-23s this summer and that includes players from Rangers.
Hay claims that Leeds are also looking at players from Celtic, Brighton and Bradford.
Leeds spent a lot of money on Under-23s players last summer and Hay said: “Leeds think the Premier League 2 table as it stands is a vindication of their model, and proof that they are getting it right.”
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Leeds have invested heavily in the Under-23s, with significant investment in players such as Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood and Cody Drameh.
None have made their debuts in the Premier League yet, with Gelhardt coming the closest – he’s been on the first-team bench a number of times.
Many Leeds fans would like to see them make their debuts ahead of next season, with the thinking that at least one or more are ready to make the jump up to the senior squad.
Hay doesn’t mention any names in terms of new signings for the Under-23s but one Rangers player we’d like to see at Leeds is Dapo Mebude.
His contract is up at the end of the season and he’s had an inauspicious end to this campaign after being found guilty of flouting Covid regulations along with some senior players.
However, the striker had a brilliant 18/19 season and made his senior debut on the back of that.
We think the 19-year-old is the sort of player who could really kick on under Marcelo Bielsa.
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