Daniel Farke believes Leeds’ academy is important to the club

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Leeds United coach Daniel Farke says the club’s academy is very important and that he’s impressed with the work they are doing since he arrived.

The German coach was a very experienced hire called in to guide the club back to the Premier League. The 47-year old has a lot of experience in the Championship having won it with Norwich City previously.

When asked about the direction Leeds is heading in as a club, the German says he’s very pleased about the future:

“We are still a work in progress. We are working on many areas in this club in order to create a bright future. There are still lots to do. We have to develop and make sure we create an atmosphere of high performance. It’s different to a few months ago when there was uncertainty. This club is more stable and on the right path. We have to make sure we work in the background. I feel this club is on a really good road.”

Farke also added that the clubs academy will play an important role in the future, after seeing how well Archie Gray has performed so far:

“It’s important because every club speaks highly of youth but what matters more than words is the actions. This club brings young players through and we’re doing the same this season. It’s important to be careful. When a player is ready to go and prepared to play at this level then you have to be brave to allow them to be on the pitch, like what we’re doing with Archie Gray. Our average age is young and quite promising. I’m also happy that we have experienced leaders. I had time during this break to follow a game of u13s to make sure that even at that level they work to improve players.”

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