Leeds United full-back Tyler Denton has expressed his hope to continue with Garry Monk's first team.

The 20-year-old, who grabbed the headlines with his match winning strike on his debut against Luton Town in the EFL Cup, has put pen-to-paper to a three-year contract with the club.

The deal is meant to keep the young full-back at Elland Road until June 2019 and give him the chance to challenge for a place in the playing eleven in the future.

Denton on his part thanks the club for the opportunity and insists that he is grateful to his manager for having put faith in him, allowing him the chance to impress.

And now the young academy recruit hopes that the EFL Cup win is not the "be all and end all" as he hopes to be a regular for Monk during the course of the season.  


“This week could possibly be the best week of my life”, Denton told his club's official website.

“I’m so grateful to the gaffer and his coaching staff for trusting me for my debut. To score was a dream come true and this just tops it off.

“I signed a one-year deal at the start of the season and it was an incentive to do better things and keep trying to impress the gaffer.

"This new contract now gives me a stable footing and gives me something to build on.

“I don’t want Tuesday night to be the be all and end all – I want to carry on doing good things for Leeds United.

"The experience on Tuesday will do me good but the hard work starts now."