Home EFL Championship Leeds United 23-year-old admits he is ready to lead the Leeds United attack

23-year-old admits he is ready to lead the Leeds United attack

Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban has revealed that he feels that he is ready to lead the forward line for his club after a promising performance against Barnsley.

The 23 year old was given a start against the Tykes after having come off the bench against Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Although he has yet to score from any of his four League appearances thus far, Ekuban is confident that he has what it takes to lead the Whites forward line.

“Saturday was really nice and I really enjoyed it,” he told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I really just tried to get on the pitch and help my team mates and I think I did a really good job defensively. But offensively I can improve. Of course, I also had a great chance to score.

“Pablo (Hernandez) passed me the right ball but I think my first touch was not so good. But I hope to be better in future.”

Ekuban arrived at the Yorkshire giants from Chievo Verona during the summer transfer window.

After scoring during an EFL Cup game against Port Vale, he suffered a foot injury and was thereafter forced to spend time on the side lines.

Meanwhile the Whites are currently languishing in 8th position on the Championship standings with 29 points from 19 games. They are next in action against Aston Villa on Friday.