Max Dean delighted with Leeds U21 hat-trick

Leeds United Under-21s have a lot of work to do during the World Cup break.

That is according to youngster Max Dean, who netted a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Newcastle United’s youngsters on Monday in Premier League 2.

Leeds are top of the Division 2 table after having only dropped two points from the first nine league games.

“It was a tough start,” Dean told LUTV after the game.

“They had a good press but we came out second half and we knew what we had to do.

“I got my goals so I’m happy but most importantly it’s the win for the team and we stay at the top of the league, that’s the overall aim. I’m made up. I couldn’t do it without the team, a few great balls played into me, so I’m not going to take any of the credit when they were all put on a plate for me.

“That’s what we’re here for, you saw when I scored and when Kris (Moore) scored, everyone is made up for everyone. We’re a selfless team and we’ll do everything for each other.

“When we’re back in we’ll hit it hard. We know what the aim is, to win the league, so we’re just going to carry on grafting until we achieve what we can.”