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·25 September 2022

Whelan impressed by Leeds whiz Perkins

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan is impressed by summer signing Sonny Perkins.

The free transfer from West Ham scored a hattrick for England U19s on Saturday as the Young Lions defeated Georgia.

"This is why you bring in these youngsters from other clubs," Whelan told Football Insider. "You're just hoping they hit the ground running, which he obviously has. He's made a massive impact – settled in very quickly and found his feet.

“He's also finding the back of the net and even taking that confidence into international games as well. This is what it's all about. Even if he's 18 – he won't be there to make up the numbers.

“He wants to be in the mind's eye of the manager and put himself into contention for a first-team spot. He looks sharp, confident – and he's on the right path. The only way you can be noticed as a striker is if you're scoring goals."

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