Leeds United recently invited highly-rated midfielder Adam Lovatt of Hastings United for a trial at Thorp Arch, set to begin at the start of next week on December 3rd.

Young midfielder Adam Lovatt will join Leeds United on trial in just a few days time, after he was spotted by United scouts. The midfielder has impressed in the early stages of this season, breaking into the starting eleven at non league side Hastings United.

Upon the news, Hastings manager Chris Agutter lauded praise on the 19-year-old midfielder, and has gone on to add that he will not be surprised if he impresses during his five day trial and joins the Championship side on a permanent basis.

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“He’s already made a good impression because they’re interested in him and he’s got a lot of clubs in for him,” Agutter told the Bexhill Observer

“He needs to go up there, continue to work hard, enjoy it and be himself – because it’s him that’s got himself in that great position.

“He’s ice cold, he’s not emotional at all. He won’t be flustered by it, he’ll go about his business and hopefully he’s successful.

“I always say what’s the worst that can happen? You don’t have to say much to him. Some players you find yourself saying the same thing over and over again, but he’s one of those players you only have to tell once.

“He doesn’t need any advice. He will go up there and be fine. He’s a great lad and he’s got a very good family around him.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he does very well and becomes a Leeds United player. He’s done incredibly well and this is just the start for him to be honest.

“It’s something that the whole club can be proud of. It’s a win-win for us. If he’s not successful, we will benefit. If he is, great for the lad and that fits the ethos of the club.

“It’s really positive times. We’re producing young local players playing good football and competing at the top of the league. Everyone’s very happy at the club and and everyone’s really positive with where we’re at.” 

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