|Date of Birth:||18/11/1990|
|Height:||6' 0" (183cm)|
|Weight:||11st 7lbs (73.0kg)|
|Clubs:||Bury (loan), Accrington (loan)|
Central defender Tom Lees collected the Young Player of the Year award after his first full season in a white shirt.
Tom made 45 appearances during the 2011/12 season and earned the plaudits from manager Neil Warnock, who described as a key figure in his plans for the future.
Former manager Simon Grayson had given Tom his opportunity after the player had made over 100 appearances during loan spells with Bury and Accrington.
He was a near ever present for the Shakers as Bury clinched promotion from League Two in 2010/11. He played both centrally and at right-back, and also scored his first professional goals during his time at Gigg Lane.
Tom, a product of the club's Academy system, had previously made 46 appearances for Accrington Stanley in 2009/10, gaining vital experience.
Tom finally made his first team debut for Leeds against Bradford City in the Carling Cup in August 2011 and followed that by making his first league start, against Middlesbrough the following weekend.
His first goal came three days later against Hull City and after starting out at right-back in the first team, he quickly established himself as a central defender.
Tom signed a new contract with the club in September 2011, and manager Warnock confirmed his desire to reward with him another new deal at the end of that season.
|FA Cup||4 (0)||0||0||0|
|League Cup||4 (0)||1||0||0|