Leeds United are a club in a healthy position right now, with the first-team flying high in the Premier League.
As well as enjoying success under Marcelo Bielsa, the club’s academy have impressed and there has been a real focus on bringing in high-quality players to feature for the U23 team.
Another way for players to develop is to go out on loan and there have been several youngsters who have left Elland Road to play competitively, including Bryce Hosannah.
The defender signed for the Whites three years ago having been released by Crystal Palace and has played for the development sides since.
However, the opportunity to join Bradford City came up last month, with Hosannah joining Stuart McCall’s outfit for the current campaign and it’s fair to say he has had a mixed start.
Firstly, the right-sided defender has only featured in three League Two games and his league debut came in a 3-1 win at Mansfield and he kept his place in the XI against Walsall.
But, he picked up a knock against the Saddlers that caused him to come off at half-time and that also saw Hosannah miss out on the 3-0 reverse to Newport County. He returned in the week though, playing the full 90 minutes as the Bantams were beaten by Bolton.
On the whole, he seems to have established himself in McCall’s best XI and after a stop-start beginning to his Bradford career, the Leeds man will hope for a consistent run in the team to show what he can do in the professional game.
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