Championship high-flyers Leeds United could be set for a boost to their scouting network after signing a deal with Football Manager 2019.

The Whites will work with game makers Sports Interactive and Sega on a number of initiatives over the remainder of this season.

Football Manager 2019, which was released on November 2nd, contains an unrivalled database on footballers around the world compiled by hundreds of scouts who attend first-team, reserve and youth games.

Detailed data currently exists for almost 800,000 individuals – giving the scouts of first-team coach Marcelo Bielsa a superb platform from which to build.

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The partnership will give fans the chance to win copies of the game through competitions while FM2019 will be advertised on the LED perimeter advertising boards at Elland Road, across the club’s digital platforms and in its matchday programme.

"Sports Interactive and Sega have a fantastic history of working with clubs to promote Football Manager around the world, and we are delighted to work with them in finding new ways to engage with our passionate fan base,” said Leeds United’s executive director Paul Bell.