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Liam Delap lauds Leeds U23 star Charlie Cresswell

Liam Delap has joined a number of Leeds United U23 players in lauding Charlie Cresswell on Instagram, with the Manchester City starlet labelling the defender an ‘unreal player’.

Cresswell is one of a number of Whites youngsters who has enjoyed an amazing campaign at Thorp Arch.

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The 18-year-old captained Mark Jackson’s side to Premier League 2 Division Two glory, with the under-23s winning the title at a canter.

The centre-back also made his first-team debut in September. And he signed a new contract at Elland Road in November.

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And following another superb campaign for the teenager, he took to social media to post a video involving some of his best moments.

A number of teammates and rival players replied with praise. But it was arguably Delap who best echoed what a lot of Leeds supporters feel about the defender.

Leeds face tough decision on Cresswell after U23 heroics

It is going to be interesting to see how Leeds handle a number of their under-23 players this summer.

Jackson’s side are now gearing up for a season at a higher level. So many will stay put.

However, for those who face an obstructed path to the first-team, Marcelo Bielsa may feel that they would be better off out on loan.

Cresswell is potentially one player who may benefit from a loan move.

Leeds have four fantastic centre-back options in Diego Llorente, Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk.

Admittedly, Cresswell is predominantly battling left-sided pair Cooper and Struijk. But Leeds will be wary of letting his development stagnate.

He looks to be an amazing talent. He is good with his feet, strong in the air and has established himself as a fantastic leader.

His chance in the senior side will surely come in the coming years. And if he realises his full potential, Leeds look to have a scary talent on their hands.

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