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'Brilliant': Jamie Carragher says Leeds have an incredible talent in their ranks

Leeds United forward Joe Gelhardt has been described by Jamie Carragher as a “brilliant young player”.

Gelhardt arrived at Elland Road in August last year, joining from Wigan.

The 19-year-old’s tally for the Whites Under-23s has been nothing short of superb.

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So far, Gelhardt has made 23 appearances for Leeds U23s, registering an impressive 17 goals and four assists.

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Last season, he helped the U23s clinch the Premier League 2 [Division 2] title and promotion to the first division.

Gelhardt has also made his senior Leeds debut, coming on in the Carabao Cup third-round penalty shootout win at Fulham and converting one of the spot-kicks.

Now, the Whites gem has been called up to the England Under-21s squad ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Slovenia and Andorra.

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Gelhardt was originally selected for the Under-20s, but injuries to Noni Madueke and Levi Samuels Colwill have seen him step up to Lee Carsley’s side.

And Carragher, whose son James was in the Wigan academy with Gelhardt, took to Twitter with praise for the latter, in response to journalist Neil Jones sharing a feature article about the youngster.

Gelhardt also boasts a prolific record for England at age level.

He has two in five for the U16s, six in 13 for the U17s, three in six for the U18s and two in one for the U20s.

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