Charlie Taylor – another United academy graduate – is set to sign a new three-year deal with the club. The twenty-year old left-back made his debut for United against local rivals Bradford City in a League Cup tie back in August 2011. He then followed that with his league debut against Crystal Palace in September of the same year, where he made an assist for a Ross McCormack opener. In total, Taylor made four appearances for Leeds in the 2011/2012 season – two in the League Cup and two in the Championship.
During the same season Taylor spent some time out on loan with Bradford City where he made four appearances for The Bantam’s. The following season Taylor had spells with both York City, his hometown club and Inverness CT. Taylor made thirteen appearances in total.
It was in the last campaign where Taylor started to make his name. Not much was said about him in the Summer of 2013, and he was expected to be shipped out. He joined League Two side Fleetwood Town on a month’s loan. This was then extended until January and then again until the end of the season. A string of impressive performances had Leeds staff talking and he finally began to show promise. Taylor will be part of Fleetwood’s squad as they take on Burton Albion in the League Two play-off final.
When he finishes his loan he’ll be back to Thorp Arch, where players are returning from their holiday’s on the 28th May. Taylor certainly has the potential and if he can get a run in United’s team he might just stay there, as Mowatt, Byram and Lees have done in the past.