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Tony Dorigo praises improvement of Leeds 21-year-old player

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Tony Dorigo praises improvement of Leeds 21-year-old player

Tony Dorigo has claimed that Leeds United youngster Pascal Struijk is a player that appears to keep getting better.

Struijk, who earns £7,000-a-week (Spotrac), has surprisingly turned out to be an important first-team member this season.

The 21-year-old was regarded as a bright upcoming talent at Elland Road, but he’s been fast-tracked this campaign at Elland Road due to several injuries.

He’s a versatile left-footer that has filled into the midfield at times, but he’s a centre-back by trade and has also been deployed in his more favoured role as well.

The 6ft 3in powerhouse has been an ever-present in Premier League XI since December and has taken his chance.


Dorigo has singled him out for his contribution this season:

“Struijk is improving all the time. He looks like he wants to have one of those centre-back positions, the way he’s played recently,” Dorigo told LUTV.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds squad has a number of versatile players that can fill several positions of the pitch, none more so than Stuart Dallas.

Struijk definitely falls into that category though and he’s impressed in a couple of positions already this campaign.

It’s easy to overlook the fact he’s still an inexperienced youngster because of his stature, which is why it looks like he could have a big future ahead of him if he keeps developing in the right way.

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