Jose Mourinho, Eden Hazard and England 21s - the Championship's second most creative midfielder facing Leeds United at Reading

LEEDS United will come up against the Championship's second most creative player this season in Tuesday night's encounter at Reading.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:01 pm
CREATIVE: Reading midfielder John Swift. Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images.

Former Chelsea youngster John Swift already has six assists to his name so far this season, the joint second-best in the division with Luton Town's Izzy Brown and Bristol City's Niclas Eliasson also boasting six apiece.

But unlike Brown and Eliasson, Swift also has two goals to his name with the 24-year-old midfielder having started every one of Reading's league games for which he was available for.

The exception came in the 1-0 loss at Bristol City in October, a game for which the centre midfielder was banned following his dismissal for a second yellow card in the previous midweek 4-1 loss at home to Fulham.

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Swift, who made just one appearance for Chelsea before joining Reading, already has three yellow cards to his name plus a red this term.

The Portsmouth-born footballer has played for England at every level from under-16s to under-21s and had loan spells at Rotherham United, Swindon Town and Brentford before joining the Royals in the summer of 2016.

Swift's one outing for Chelsea came under Jose Mourinho on the last day of the Premier League season in May 2014 when he replaced Eden Hazard as an 89th-minute substitute in the 2-1 win at Cardiff City.

Swift is currently averaging three key passes a game with the Royals star forming a strong partnership with 22-year-old Liverpool loanee and England under-21s international Ovie Ejaria in the Reading midfield.