Tyler Denton’s father has posted on Twitter after the defender completed a permanent move to League Two side Stevenage from Leeds United.
Denton, 23, has been at Leeds since he was eight years old and is remembered for scoring on his debut for the Championship club under Garry Monk. He managed just three appearances in total for the Whites.
Picking the ball up 20 yards out, Denton lashed home a left-footed effort into the top corner to beat Luton Town 1-0 in the Carabao Cup during 2016-17. Since then, he has failed to live up to the hype.
Disappointing loan spells at Port Vale and Peterborough United have seen Denton struggle to break back into the first team, and Denton’s father posted on Twitter describing Leeds as the “right club, wrong time”.
right club wrong time
— ian denton (@ian1966denton) July 11, 2019
TBR’s view – Denton has potential, but not at Leeds
Now 23 years of age, Denton needs regular game time at a club where he is not just on loan, but first choice at a permanent side. Stevenage is the perfect move.
He is a player that has potential if he is regularly playing. At Leeds, he is miles away from the first team, especially after the signing of Barry Douglas and youngster Leif Davis.
Denton needed to leave Leeds – and his father is spot on that at some point in the future, Denton may be good enough to return to Elland Road and make an impact. Right now, he is far from that standard.