Leeds United youngster Alex Wollerton is preparing to exit the Whites after being handed a trial at Barnsley yesterday.
He appeared for the Tykes Under 23 side as they faced Colchester at the Jobserve Community Stadium. He played the full 90 minutes of the encounter as the League One promotion hopefuls registered a fine 4-0 win.
It certainly appears that the Whites are preparing to let him go as he missed their Under 23 match against Watford played yesterday afternoon.
It’s not the first trial the 19-year-old has been on either, he went to Hull City earlier in the season for a similar short spell where rather ironically, he appeared against Barnsley.
His contract is up at the end of the season and if the signs are to be believed, he won’t be offered a new deal with Leeds.
Wollerton was born in Barnsley and is now targeting a move to his home town club, with his only senior experience coming in a short loan spell with Darlington in December.
Football is a harsh mistress and it does seem as though young Alex Wollerton’s dream of making it at Leeds United is over.
The best he can hope for now is a deal further down the football pyramid. Coming from a top academy such as Leeds, that does seem highly likely.
The talented youngsters are often hoovered up by the smaller clubs and developed, much like Jack Marriott following his Ipswich release.