Leeds United Under-23s boss Jason Blunt has stressed the importance of Tyler Denton carrying forward his good work into further games after his debut goal for the Whites.

The 20-year-old full-back made a huge impact on his debut for Leeds when his goal helped them see off Luton Town’s challenge to progress to the third round of the EFL Cup last month.

Denton earned widespread praise for a confident performance on his debut for the Whites, but Under-23s boss Blunt is not keen to get carried away after just one game.

He insisted that one game is not enough to judge a young player, and feels everyone at the Leeds academy deserves credit for the development of Denton over the years.

And Blunt urged the youngster to build on his debut performance, and ground out a professional career in football.  


The Leeds Under-23s boss told LUTV: “It’s great for Tyler, it was a great opportunity for him in his first game, but to concentrate on one game is not enough, one game doesn’t make you a professional footballer.

“But hopefully all the grounding from the coaches [helps him]; as he has been at the academy since he was eight, so everybody has played a part in that goal.

“His parents, his coaches, the scouts who watched when he was seven or eight, everyone has played a part in Tyler Denton’s development.

“Hopefully he continues, not just one game, and has aspirations of making a career in the game.”

Denton is yet to make his league debut for Leeds and will be keen to get that out of the way in the coming weeks to establish himself as a first team player at Elland Road.