Leeds United: Youngster Denton signs new Elland Road deal

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Young Leeds United left-back Tyler Denton has accepted a new one-year contract at Leeds United.

The 20-year-old defender, who has been with Leeds since the age of seven, put pen to paper before his previous deal expired later this week.

Denton featured regularly for the club’s Under-21s last season, captaining them in a handful of fixtures, and he earned the offer of an extended deal on the strength of his performances.

United’s player of the year, Charlie Taylor, is firmly established as first choice left-back at Elland Road but Denton promised to put pressure on him in the season ahead.

“I played every game for the Under-21s last season which was a bonus for me,” Denton said. “I felt as though I was pushing towards the first team but obviously Charlie’s a great player in that position. I’ve learnt a lot from him over the last few years.

“I work to be in the first team and put pressure on Charlie. If that chance comes, I feel like I would be ready.”

Denton is one of five existing professionals who were offered new deals by Leeds when the club published their retained list in May.

Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell recently agreed a new two-year deal but United are yet to confirm whether strikers Frank Mulhern and Eoghan Stokes and midfielder Alex Purver will remain at Elland Road next season. All three players reported into Thorp Arch for pre-season training today.

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