Leeds United starlet Kalvin Phillips has explained that new signing Liam Bridcutt always gives him a helping hand.

Bridcutt, who joined Leeds from Sunderland on a short-term loan deal last November before extending his stay at Elland Road for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign, was snapped up by the Whites on a two-year contract earlier in the month.

The 27-year-old’s first game of the season came in the Championship fixture against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, where Leeds won 2-0.

And Phillips, who praised Bridcutt’s signing, feels he will learn a lot from the former Sunderland man.

“Liam’s a great signing”, Phillips was quoted as saying by the Yorkshire Evening Post.


“I played with him a couple of times last year and he’s the eyes and ears around the midfield.

"With me being so young, he helps me out.”

Phillips, who signed a new three-year deal earlier in the summer, went on to add that he is hopeful about featuring frequently for Leeds in the present campaign.

“I’m very happy here. I come in every day and work hard and hopefully I’ll get a chance to play”, he continued.

“Obviously I only had a five-minute spell at the end of the game [at Hillsborough] but every minute counts.”

Phillips, whose present contract with Leeds runs until 2019, has managed to clock up 229 minutes over four appearances in all competitions this season.