Leeds United: Taylor praises class of 2015

Charlie Taylor in action against Reading.

Charlie Taylor in action against Reading.

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RISING star Charlie Taylor says there’s “no limits” to the potential of Leeds United’s exciting class of 2015.

The defender has backed the Whites to make a last-gasp Championship play-offs push between now and May –and either way believes Leeds could be good enough for promotion next term.

Taylor, 21, is the latest Whites Academy graduate to become a first team regular with the left-back joining 18-year-old Lewis Cook, 20-year-old Alex Mowatt and 21-year-old Sam Byram in helping United to 14 points out of a possible 21 since the turn of the year.

Improving Leeds have zoomed from 20th to 12th in table and regardless of how this season concludes, Taylor feels United now have the raw talent to become a Premier League force again by 2016. Taylor told the YEP: “It might be a tough ask now this season but I can’t see no reason why we can’t do it next season. Things are very exciting here.

“You can see the potential in Cooky and Sam and Alex and if we can keep hold of everyone, everyone is only going to get better really. There’s no limits really as to how far everyone can go.”

Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Millwall at Elland Road took United into the Championship’s top half – 15 points off the play-offs and eight points clear of the dropzone.

Leeds visit second-placed Middlesbrough this Saturday and Taylor enthused: “Middlesbrough are a top side and it will be a good challenge but it’s one we are all looking forward to.”

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