Leeds United v Bristol City: Liverpool loanee Kent hails "fantastic" Heckingbottom

BRISTOL CITY'S on loan Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has hailed the talents of new Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom, describing the 40-year-old's management as "fantastic."

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 1:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th February 2018, 1:50 pm
HIGH PRAISE: From Bristol City's Liverpool loanee Ryan Kent, right, pictured in action for Barnsley under the watchful eye of former Tykes boss Paul Heckingbottom, far left.

Kent spent a full season under the tutelage of former Barnsley boss Heckingbottom when on loan at Oakwell last season with the youngster named the club's young player of the year.

After a brief spell on loan at SC Freiburg at the back end of 2017, Kent is now on loan at Bristol City who will visit Elland Road for a Championship clash this Sunday, giving the 21-year-old the chance to come face to face with his former boss.

"He was a fantastic manager," said Kent.

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"That was probably my biggest season so far in terms of development.

"He really allowed me to go and express myself and I wish him all the best at Leeds."