Two Leeds U23 stars pushing for first-team spots in int'l break as Thorp Arch footage emerges

Leeds United added some real quality to the Under-23s this summer and two attackers have already been turning heads.

Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt have built up a real partnership and scored nine goals between them in Premier League 2 already.

Greenwood has five in five after missing three games through injury. Gelhardt has four in seven and seems adept either as a striker or as a powerful number 10.

And, while some of the Leeds first-team players are out on international duty, the two have been doing their best to turn Marcelo Bielsa’s head at Thorp Arch.

Sam Greenwood posted a short video clip on his Instagram story on Monday, showing another brilliant link-up goal between him and Gelhardt.

Both players are only 18 but there’s been plenty of evidence already this season that they could make the first-team bench this season.

Arsenal fans weren’t happy when Greenwood signed for Leeds and a hat-trick in just his third game for the Under-23s against Sunderland proved why.

Gelhardt has been compared to Wayne Rooney and has shown Leeds fans why with some powerful attacking play.

Our favourite clip of Gelhardt is the one from the Newcastle Under-23s game when he sets up a goal for Liam McCarron.

He wins possession by brushing aside a Newcastle player before showing his vision and power again in the opposition penalty box.

Wayne Rooney was already turning heads in the Premier League and for England when he was 18.

Gelhardt and Greenwood will be hoping that their age doesn’t count against them this season.

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