'I'd have no choice' - Dawson on possible Leeds exit

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Leeds United midfielder Chris Dawson says he may have no choice but to leave the club.

Leeds United midfielder Chris Dawson has suggested he may be left with no choice but to try and force a loan move away from the club.

Dawson was in superb form for the Leeds under-21 side as they defeated Doncaster 6-0 in the Premier League Cup earlier this week, but he’s aiming for more regular involvement in the first team.

“If I can’t get first-team football here and am not considered, I’d have no choice but to try to impress elsewhere and hopefully come back and play in the first team here,” Dawson told the Yorkshire Post.

“He (Redfearn) has been massive and helped out a lot so far in my career and has always got encouraging words to say and I am ready to push on a bit further now and hopefully get first-team football.”

“If it is not here, then hopefully on loan for a month.”

The 20-year-old hasn’t featured in the Championship yet this season so he can’t be blamed for wanting to experience first team football, which will aid his development.

It’s a move which would also ease the pressure on first team boss Darko Milanic who has plenty of different squad options already at his disposal, which reduces the likeliness of Dawson getting a chance at Elland Road.

It will not only aid Dawson’s game but allow him to experience a competitive first team environment which is different to an under-21 setup.

His two obvious options are loan moves to a Championship side or a League One team but in each case there are benefits.

Both are very competitive leagues and would also help Dawson to develop physically in terms of his core strength and fitness.

If he can’t put pressure on Milanic to play in the first team squad, he certainly can by performing on loan elsewhere and a loan deal certainly doesn’t mean it’s the end of his chances under Milanic at Elland Road.

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