Date: 27th April 2018 at 7:51pm
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Leeds United head coach Paul Heckingbottom says the club will be offering youngster Tom Pearce a new deal.

Pearce has recently come into the first team and he has impressed in his three performances for the club against Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Barnsley.

The 20-year-old also celebrating his first senior goal for the club in the win against Barnsley last weekend and he is expected to start at Norwich City this weekend.

The former academy product is out of contract this summer, and with Pablo Hernandez now signed up for another two-years having signed his new deal this week, Leeds are now looking to sort out a deal with Pearce.

“Nothing to report on that. Other than obviously he’ll be offered a new contract,” Heckingbottom told his pre-Norwich press conference ahead of the trip to Carrow Road this weekend.

“I’ve been pleased with him.

“He’s shown that if players haven’t been performing they’ve had to come out and give young players a chance and then if players are performing they’ll stay in the team. It’s as simple as that.

“That’ll be down to how he approaches the next couple of games. If he is involved in them and starts then how he prepares during the summer and comes back in pre-season.”

Leeds have no regular first team player out of contract this summer but you would expect them to tie up deals for a number of the under-23 development squad and under-18s. Pearce along with Romario Vieira, Kamil Miazek, Oriol Rey, Matty Downing, Bryce Hosannah, Clarke Odour, Tom Godden and Will Huffer all out of contract although the club did take the option of a further year with Huffer when he signed his last deal.

 

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