The day youth bowed to experience at Elland Road
It was the day when youth had to bow to experience at Elland Road.
Manager Howard Wilkinson named young guns Dylan Kerr, Mark Tinkler and Jamie Forrester in his starting line up for the Premier League visit of Blackburn Rovers in April 1993. But it was experience which helped win the three points as Gordon Strachan bagged a hat-trick. Striker Lee Chapman and Rod Wallace also found the back of the net in a 5-2 win in front of 31,789 fans at Elland Road. "From October of this season I became increasingly aware that some of the kids here were doing well," said manager Sgt Wilko. "Watching some of their games and watching them train you start to nurture that warm feeling that perhaps you have one or two decent players coming along. But you never know. All you can judge is what you are seeing at the time then try and work out whether they are going to get bigger, whether they are going to get stronger, whether they are going to get more mature. Fortunately most of them have done that. We keep our fingers crossed.. and one hopes they will go on to make a living." READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook