Walton fears for Leeds role
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Simon Walton fears he may not feature as much for Leeds United this term.Simon Walton fears he may not feature as much for Leeds United this term after being handed a bit-role in pre-season.
The 17-year-old made a surprising 32 appearances for The Whites in Leeds' first season in The Championship following relegation.
However, Kevin Blackwell has strengthened the side this summer and Walton feels he may find himself back on the periphery of the first-team.
Walton did play the full 90 minutes in Leeds' 3-1 win over Harrogate Town on Tuesday night, although the youngster unluckily netted an own goal in the contest.
"It has been frustrating because I have no played a lot," said Walton to the Yorkshire Evening Post. "New players have come in and there is competition everywhere you look.
"That is good because it make people play to a higher standard. I played a lot last year and hope to still be involved this time around.
"I just hope the manager does not forget about me."
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