Leeds United earned a point at Hillsborough on Friday night in the Sky Bet Championship and will probably feel as though they deserved more.
The Whites have got plenty to be pleased about from the performance as, despite going behind against Sheffield Wednesday, they were the better side – particularly in the second half.
Their players, then, continue to impress and one man seems to be doing that more than most in terms of the England senior side.
Indeed, according to Teamtalk, the Three Lions’ boss Gareth Southgate has been monitoring Kalvin Phillips’ progress this year and sees him as a potential player for the senior side.
Leeds fans, rightly, should be delighted by this news as, even if he does not get a call-up, it shows how far they have come under Marcelo Bielsa even in this short period of time.
Leeds have not been represented at senior level with England for a number of years – owing to their recent plight.
Of course, it wasn’t so long ago that Danny Mills was stepping in for Gary Neville at the 2002 World Cup and, though Phillips might not be close to that yet, it’s clear he is catching the eye.
Leeds, in name, are a top-flight side that should be competing in the top half.
They should, by association, have players competing to play for the England national team.
They aren’t there yet on both accounts, of course, but it looks as though they are closer than they have been to both for over a decade.