Leeds United boss delighted to sign up defender

Tom Lees, Leeds United defender
Tom Lees, Leeds United defender
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LEEDS United boss Neil Warnock is pleased that promising young defender Tom Lees has committed himself to the club for another four years.

Lees has signed a new improved four-year contract, which was offered to him as a reward for his displays in his first season in the first team at Elland Road.

The 21-year-old established himself as a first team regular in the season just finished, making 44 appearances, after previously making more than 100 loan appearances with Accrington Stanley and Bury.

Manager Warnock expects Lees to play a big part in Leeds' future.

He said: "Tom was probably the one bright spark at the back.

"He's made individual errors and he's got to learn, but he's improved his all-round game to such an extent that he was one of the first names on the team-sheet. I can't give him a bigger compliment than that.

"I've told him there will be plenty of competition at the back next season because I am looking to bring in defenders, but he has every attribute.

"Tom's a great lad, he's Leeds through and through and I see him having a great career here."