Does this ex-Manchester United prospect have a future at Leeds United?

Elland Road pitchside

Leeds defender Scott Wootton appears to be down the pecking order at Elland Road.

The chaos at Leeds shows little sign of ending any time soon. Controversial owner Massimo Cellino has had an eventful start to life at Elland Road, from selling star striker Ross McCormack for £11m to bringing in a number of players from Italian football, it's fair to say he's left his mark on the Championship already.

Yet it's the managerial situation which has caught the attention. Cellino made the bizarre decision to appoint former Forest Green Rovers boss David Hockaday in the summer, but he lasted just 70 days before being - predictably - found out of his depth.

Neil Redfearn was superb in caretaker charge of the team, but Cellino chose to give the permanent job to Slovenian Darko Milanic - who was in charge for only 32 days until being sacked on Saturday following six games without a win.

Redfearn is now finally set to take the reins at Elland Road, and with him now able to call the shots, some players will naturally find themselves out of the picture - and one of those could be defender Scott Wootton.

The 23-year-old centre back joined Leeds from Manchester United for £1m back in 2013, and whilst he played in 23 games last season, he featured just once under Redfearn during his brief spell in charge.

The player branded as "absolutely useless" by Leeds fans last season now has the likes of Jason Pearce, Giuseppe Bellusci, Liam Cooper and possibly even Dario Del Fabro ahead of him in the pecking order at Elland Road, and his future in West Yorkshire is looking bleak.

A number of Championship and League One clubs will be looking to strengthen their defence with the busy winter schedule on the horizon, and it may well be for the best that Wootton moves on to further his career rather than stay and be a bit-part figure at Leeds.

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