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3 Leeds United fringe players that will be hoping the club make use of League 1 & 2’s extended deadline

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Whilst Leeds United can’t bring anymore players into Marcelo Bielsa’s squad, there is a chance for the Whites to continue trimming their numbers by offloading squad members to League One or Two.  

Leeds have focused on trimming their squad throughout the summer, with fringe players regularly moving on in the last couple of months.

And, with League One and Two clubs still able to deal right up until September 2nd, Leeds may look to move even more players on as they look to keep the numbers at Elland Road down.

Whether it is a player that’s surplus to requirements, or one that simply needs to be tested in senior football, there are a number of youngsters who are desperate for a loan at Leeds.

With that in mind, we take a look at THREE who will want to move on…

Ryan Edmondson

 

We start with last season’s under-23 top goalscorer, Edmondson.

The 18-year-old was comfortably in double figures last year under Carlos Corberan, and also hit a hat-trick against Tadcaster Albion in pre-season.

Bielsa opted not to use him in the League Cup last night against Salford, suggesting that the bulk of his chances are going to come in the under-23s again.

There’s a need for Edmondson to test himself in a senior side, and a loan move to League One or Two could be beneficial, even if it is just until January.

Conor Shaughnessy

 

Shaughnessy played just 45 minutes under Bielsa last season and didn’t get a chance over the course of pre-season.

He’s become the forgotten man at Elland Road since breaking onto the scene under Thomas Christiansen, and another loan move is needed at the very least for the 23-year-old.

League One or Two surely beckons.

Will Huffer

 

The young goalkeeper is very highly-rated at Leeds, but with Kiko Casilla, Illan Meslier and Kamil Miazek all featuring ahead of him in matchday squads this season, a move might be best.

Like Edmondson, Huffer needs to test himself in senior football, and League One or Two could be perfect for him in the coming months.

Even if only until January, this could really benefit the young Englishman.

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