Date:Tuesday June 18 2013
Richard Naylor has been rewarded for his hard work with the Leeds United academy by earning a new contract.
Naylor led the youth team to their respective league title last season and they also reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup before losing out to Liverpool in a tight game at Anfield.
The former Leeds defender also stepped up to the first team, helping development manager Neil Redfearn for the trip to Charlton Athletic following the departure of Neil Warnock.
Speaking on the official website , Naylor said, 'I'm really pleased.
'It's something that I wanted to get sorted as soon as possible and now I'm just looking forward to get cracking again next season.
'I wasn't sure if it was something I'd take to or enjoy having being a player since I'd left school at 16, it's a change of career for me.
'But I'm happy to say I really enjoyed it and working with the Under-18s went well and the club were happy with me so it was just a case of sorting it out."
Naylor will be looking forward to working with the under-18 side again this season. Five of his youth side all earned their first professional contracts with the club last season.
Eric Grimes, Lewis Walters, Luke Parkin, Alex Mowatt and Chris Dawson all putting pen-to-paper for the club. Dawson also made the breakthrough into the first team, making his debut against Derby County in April.
Last season also saw the emergence of former academy players Sam Byram and Dominic Poleon. Byram was the biggest plus point of a disappointing season for Leeds. The 19-year-old defender played 53 times for the first team and he walked away with the player of the year. Poleon made eight appearances for Leeds, scoring twice.
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Date:Tuesday June 18 2013
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