Jermaine Beckford has spoken highly of Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah on LUTV.

The 35-year-old former Leeds striker was impressed with Arsenal-owned youngster Nketiah’s performance against Barnsley at the weekend.

The 20-year-old, signed on loan from Premier League club Arsenal in the summer transfer window, came on as a substitute in the 70th minute of the Championship game at Oakwell on Sunday, and scored in the 84th minute and earned a penalty just minutes later.

The England Under-21 international has scored two goals in 78 minutes in the Championship and two goals in two EFL Cup ties for Leeds so far this season, according to WhoScored.

Beckford, who is very popular among the Elland Road faithful, has raved about Nketiah, and believes that he is mature for his age.

Beckford told LUTV about Nketiah: “For me, he is the most dangerous player on the field at the moment.

“He is in a rich vein of form, he’s scoring goals, and his positional sense is brilliant, especially for someone his age as well.

“He is doing things now that seasoned strikers don’t do naturally. He’s a young boy and he’s very, very exciting to watch.”

Leeds are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 16 points from seven matches.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Derby County at Elland Road in the Championship.


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