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Morning Leeds-in for 20 March: The U23s give some hope in a dark season

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The U23s got a good win today away at Portman Road, taking on the Ipswich Town U23 and winning 3-2.

The club posted a recap of the match on its website, and it’s worth noting that almost all of the U23s playing right now are new to the club. At least 10 of the 14 who played yesterday are new additions. Serious questions need to be asked of the recruitment when it comes to the first team, but it looks like the recruitment on the U23 side seems to be working out, at least at the Academy level. Even as this season has turned into a dumpster fire, the number of good young players that will be coming through in the next couple years gives Leeds fans some hope.

On to the links

Leeds United Links

It’s silly season already. Leeds linked with a young winger from Portugal’s Benfica. [Through It All Together]

Leeds also reportedly looking at bringing in Andy Yiadom from Barnsley FC. [Through It All Together]

A wrap-up of the Leeds players out on loan. [Leeds United.com]

England and English Football Links

The EFL is now “looking into” Derby County’s postponement of their match against Cardiff City. As any parent can tell you, giving into tantrums from toddlers like Warnock only encourages them. [BBC.com]

Barnet have appointed Martin Allen as manager for the fifth time after sacking Graham Westley. [The Guardian]

Doncaster beat Bradford City 2-0, putting the Rovers relegation fears at ease and almost certainly putting the playoffs out of reach for Bradford. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

North American cities are starting to pull out of World Cup bids because of the waste of public money. [The Guardian]

In Serie A, Fiorentina will rename their training ground after their former captain Davide Astori, who passed away suddenly earlier this month. [BBC.com]

AC Milan’s young star striker Patrick Cutrone has vowed to “give his all” during the upcoming Italy friendlies after receiving a surprise call-up. [Italian Football Daily]