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LUFC Grayson delighted with youngsters

Leeds United manager Simon Grayson was delighted with the performance of the players coming into his side, especially two of the youngsters in the win against Burnley.

18-year-old Zac Thompson made his fourth appearance and only his second start of the season.

It was his first appearance since starting against Doncaster Rovers in the Carling Cup back in August.

Thompson started the game in midfield but had to move to right back after an early injury to Patrick Kisnorbo.

20 year old Andros Townsend only arrived yesterday from Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the remainder of the season and he was a constant threat to the Burnley defence.

Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Grayson said, "The players showed immense character. We had players today who came into the team and did very well.
The likes of Zac Thompson, came into the side and was excellent for a young kid. He played in the centre of midfield to start with and then moved to right back.

"Andros Townsend gave us something we have not had over the past few weeks and months. Somebody who can carry the ball, somebody who can run at defenders and put them on the back foot.

"I was really pleased with how those two played and others as well."


Thompson almost marked his first start in four months with a goal when his excellent strike from the edge of the area went just wide of the post with the Burnley goalkeeper well beaten.

Townsend caused Kieran Trippier problems down the left side, with the Burnley defender receiving his marching orders after 30 minutes for two quick fouls on Townsend.

The winger was also looking dangerous in front of goal with a number of efforts on goal.

It was his long-range effort deep into injury time, which eventually saw Ross McCormack score the Leeds winner. Lee Grant could only parry his shot and it gave McCormack the easiest of opportunities to walk the ball in for the Leeds winner.

Townsend is with the club for the remainder of the season after making seven appearances for Spurs in the Europa League in the first half of the season.

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Date:Monday January 2 2012

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