By Craig Scott

28th Dec, 2019 | 9:00pm

YEP journalist responds when asked if Bogusz is ready for Leeds first-team

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Joe Urquhart has suggested that Mateusz Bogusz is not yet ready to play in the Leeds United first-team.

Marcelo Bielsa has regularly handed senior opportunities to Leeds’ young stars and Bogusz, 18, was awarded his first-team debut for the Whites earlier this season.

The Poland Under-21 international started in the Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke in August and has also been named on the bench on a few occasions in the Championship.

Although he is clearly one of the better players in the Under-23s based on Bielsa’s usage of him this season, Bogusz is not quite ready for a senior call-up in the league, according to Urquhart via his personal Twitter account.

Bogusz is still a young player.

He turned 18 in the summer and has not even been in English football for a year yet so he still has some way to go in terms of his development and possibly settling down in Yorkshire.

The former Ruch Chorzow midfielder might feel as though he has an opportunity to get into Bielsa’s plans at the minute.

There is a shortage of central midfielders in Bielsa’s side due to injuries to Adam Forshaw and Pablo Hernandez.

Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton are unlikely to be up to full speed yet either after recently returning to training following their spells on the sidelines.

Bogusz is certainly a central midfielder for fans to keep an eye on but based on this expert view, it could be a while before he is a serious option for Bielsa.

In other Leeds United news, two players will miss the clash against Birmingham.