Angus Kinnear, Leeds’ Chief Executive, was very vocal in his dismay at the way the FA handled Jordan Stevens’ case earlier this season. The youngster was found guilty of gambling, which is against FA rules and subsequently banned from all-football related activity for a considerable period of time.
The contract extension he has signed today that will keep him at Leeds until the Summer of 2022 is a strong show of solidarity with the player. He has made a host of impressive performances for Carlos Corberan’s U23 side and the midfielder even made his first team debut against Stoke City in January of last season.
Having started out at Forest Green many felt Stevens’ forced exclusion from Leeds-related activity was an extremely harsh punishment given he is just a young player far away from home. He dealt with it excellently and has shown no sign of wear in his performances since however, these have seen him rewarded with an inclusion on the bench for Saturday’s 4 nil victory over Boro.