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STARLETS Sam Byram and Tom Lees want to stay at Leeds, learn from new boss Brian McDermott and help the club back into the top flight.
Both have been closely monitored by a host of Premier League clubs with Byram, the club’s only ever-present this term, winning most of the plaudits.
Right-back Byram, 19, signed a contract extension to 2016 in January, and says:“I would love to get the club back into the Premier League where it belongs.That is one of my top goals.
“It is nice to hear that clubs are interested because it shows I’m doing a good job, but I really enjoy playing at Elland Road.
“The best way to learn is by playing games, especially under the new manager, who is unbelievably encouraging. I like his style of play and I’m happy.”
England Under-21 central defender Lees, 22, said:“I am not focused on trying to get away. Like any player I want to play at the highest level. Ideally I would like to do that with Leeds – and with Brian in charge we have a great chance of doing it.The supporters here are fanatical and it’s great playing for them.
“Some players move to Premier League clubs and don’t get a game because there’s so much competition but I want regular football.”
BRIGHT FUTURE: Sam Byram makes a tackle. Inset: Brian McDermott and Tom Lees