Leeds United manager Darko Milanic has hinted that both Adryan and Stephen Warnock could be involved against Rotherham United in the Yorkshire derby.
The Whites will take on the Millers at the New York Stadium in the Championship on Friday evening.
Brazilian playmaker Adryan, who joined the West Yorkshire outfit on a season-long loan deal from Flamengo in the summer transfer window, has yet to make his debut for the Leeds first team.
The 20-year-old warmed up during the second half against Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road in Leeds’s last league match, but he did not come on.
Milanic, though, has now suggested that the highly-rated youngster could feature against Rotherham, and so could Warnock.
Milanic on Adryan: "He’s playing good & he’s in my mind. He can bring something a little bit different." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 16, 2014
#lufc DM says Adryan "can bring a little bit of Brazil " to us. He is giving it another 24 hours before deciding if he will play.— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) October 16, 2014
Interesting quote from Milanic on Stephen Warnock: "Tomorrow he will play."— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 16, 2014
One Leeds player who will not be involved against Rotherham is Chris Dawson, who has been impressive form for the Under-21 side so far this season.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has been backed for a possible first-team role this campaign, but that time has not yet come, according to Milanic.
Milanic says he knows Dawson is a big talent but admits "it is tough to play a team with lots of youngsters." #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) October 16, 2014
Milanic also indicated that Chris Dawson won't be involved tomorrow. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 16, 2014
Leeds will head into Friday’s game placed 14th in the Championship table with 15 points from 11 matches, while Rotherham are three points and as many places behind them.