Report: Milanic was not behind the decision to bench Adryan, Cellino was

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The Leeds owner is said to have made the call directly himself.

Leeds United fans can't be blamed for their frustration that Adryan did not start against Rotherham United on Friday.

The Brazilian showed plenty of promise when he came on in the second half and some Leeds fans feel his inclusion from the start could have made a huge difference during the 2-1 defeat.

After all, supporters of the Yorkshire side had been waiting eagerly for some weeks to see the 20-year-old make his Leeds debut.

He was, even, in the starting line-up to face Rotherham. That was until a late change took him out of the equation and back to the substitutes' bench.

According to the Daily Mirror, however, that was not the decision of boss Darko Milanic.

No, the national newspaper report that owner Massimo Cellino himself was directly responsible for the call.

A 'club insider' is said to have confirmed that the Italian instructed for the Brazilian not to start, despite not even being present at the New York Stadium. His absence was apparently due to the fact that the game was being played on the 17th of October - a number he deems 'unlucky.'

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