Leeds United boss delighted to sign up defender

Tom Lees, Leeds United defender
Tom Lees, Leeds United defender

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."