Leeds United: Harte’s hope for Denton

Tyler Denton celebrates with Stuart Dallas. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Tyler Denton celebrates with Stuart Dallas. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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Tyler Denton described his goalscoring debut as a “dream come true” as his agent, Ian Harte, revealed that he expected the left-back to agree a long-term deal with Leeds United in the near future.

Denton, 20, revelled in the spotlight after his sweet 20-yard strike earned United a place in the League Cup’s third round on Tuesday night.

Leeds’ latest academy product, who was tied to a one-year contract by the club in June, made the most of a first senior appearance by driving home an early chance with the outside of his boot, sealing a 1-0 win at Luton Town.

Denton’s finish led to exuberant celebrations on the touchline with other players who have come through United’s academy and the youngster said: “To do that is a dream come true. Literally words cannot describe that feeling.

“To go through the Leeds United ranks and be a fan since I was young, and for my dad to take me to the games and to training week in, week out – I can’t thank my family enough. It’s a dream start.”

Harte, the former Republic of Ireland international who spent almost a decade at Elland Road, represents Denton and took to Twitter to voice hope of a deal over a fresh contract with the Whites.

Denton is tied down until June 2017 but Harte tweeted: “(Denton) is a top player and loves it at LUFC. He will hopefully be signing a long-term contract very soon.”

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