By Jonty Banks

8th Nov, 2022 | 2:10pm

View: Mateo Joseph and Sonny Perkins can be deadly for Leeds United v Wolves

As Leeds United prepare for their Carabao Cup clash against Wolves, both Mateo Joseph and Sonny Perkins will be waiting in the wings, ready to take any opportunity presented to them by Jesse Marsch.

The duo, who have been the spearhead for Leeds United and their under-21 side this season have been in deadly form in front of goal, Joesph netting 11 times, and Perkins hot on his heels with seven.

And even though investment in the senior team is the priority right now for Marsch, scouting young talent such as Perkins and Joseph remain high on the club agenda.

Having been signed from West Ham with the future intention of being a first-team regular, Perkins has proven himself to be a very shrewd signing, with a distinct eye for goal. The quality which he possesses to strike the ball with either foot has seen him become one of the deadliest forwards not just at club level but also at England youth level.

Joseph meanwhile is the other half of Leeds’ potent strike partnership and has taken no time whatsoever to acclimatise to his surroundings following his move from Espanyol in the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old has scored goals for fun so far this season, already netting three hattricks and propelling the youth side to the top of the Premier League 2 Division 2 table.

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With Patrick Bamford out injured and Rodrigo potentially rested for the upcoming fixture against Spurs, it could fall on this highly talented duo to take the reins and lead the line for Leeds on Wednesday night.

Willy Gnonto and Joe Gelhardt have made the jump up from the youth side into the Leeds first team in recent months, and the highly talented duo will likely revel if the opportunity is handed to them too.

With Wolves remaining uncharacteristically leaky in defence this season, both Perkins and Joseph could prove too hot to handle if Marsch wants to unleash them.

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