Leeds duo Thompson and Poleon hope to develop at Bury

Leeds teenagers Dominic Poleon and Zac Thompson have said the chance to play regular first-team football was their motivation to join struggling Bury.

The two loanees made their debuts in Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Carlisle.

"[Leeds boss] Neil Warnock wanted us to go out, get experience and learn the game," Thompson, who scored against Carlisle, told BBC Radio Manchester.

Poleon said: "I was excited to come. Hopefully I can come here, get wins for the team and establish myself."

Kevin Blackwell's loan signings

  • Matt Doherty (Wolves, three months)
  • Dominic Poleon (Leeds, one month)
  • Zac Thompson (Leeds, one month)
  • Tom Hopper (Leicester, extended until January)

Versatile Thompson appeared in a single Capital One Cup tie for Leeds this season, while striker Poleon had scored once in six games for the Championship club, before their month-long loan moves to Gigg Lane.

The two new arrivals could not inspire the Shakers to a first League One victory of the season on Tuesday, although manager Kevin Blackwell praised his team for a "fantastic" performance.

But the two 19-year-olds are confident that the wait will soon be over.

"The results don't reflect how the lads are here," said Poleon. "They're excellent, they work hard and Tuesday's performance was outstanding.

"Hopefully once we get a run of games and get our first win, the ball will be rolling."

Thompson added: "I don't see how they're losing every week. With performances like that [against Carlisle] I don't know how they have been losing."