Leeds United have rewarded youngster Chris Dawson with his first professional contract at the club.
The midfielder, who celebrated his 18th birthday at the beginning of September, has signed a deal keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.
Yorkshire born Dawson has come through the clubs academy ranks having been with the club since he was nine year old.
He has been earning rave reviews this season from both development manager Neil Redfearn and under 18 coach Richard Naylor.
Dawson made 13 appearances for the under 18 side last season, scoring twice and he is the latest in a succession of youngsters to be given professional contracts this year.
Sam Byram, Ross Killock, Lewis Turner, Nathan Turner, Simon Lenighan, Charlie Clamp, Monty Gimpel and Dominic Poleon all signed deals with the club at the end of last season.
Both Byram and Poleon have started for the first team this season and Byram`s early season form saw him rewarded with a new and improved three-year deal in the first month of the season.
Alex Cairns, Charlie Taylor, Aidy White, Tom Lees and Zac Thompson have also signed new deals with the club since the turn of 2012.
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